Meteorite Information

 

Think you've found a meteorite?

Williamette Meteorite 

 Willamette Meteorite found in Oregon. The largest meteorite found in North America.

 

 

Every year the LSU Department of Geology & Geophysics is contacted by hundreds of people who think they have found, inherited, or purchased a meteorite. We are NOT able to issue any type of certificate of authenticity or proof that what you have found (inherited or purchased) is in fact a meteorite.

 


Please see the resources listed below for additional information, for testing services, and for the registration database.

 

 

Geology.com - What are Meteorites?

 

Institute of Meteoritics - Identifying Meteorites

 

International Meteorite Collectors Association - Finding Meteorites

 

METEOR Lab - Testing Services

 

Planetary and Space Science Centre University of New Brunswick - Earth Impact Database

 

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Examples of meteorites found

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