Thanks for that info! It sets my mind at ease. I knew about the IMCA members, but most of these cheaper rock auctions didn't mention whether they were a member or not. This threw me.
BTW, in 1996 we moved from Park Forest to the western 'burbs. Our Park Forest house had been 8 houses down (we were on Herndon and Indiana) from the house that got hit through the roof (I believe that's the Garza stone?), which was on our block. No doubt my old backyard had been picked through and still wonder if anything was found there. Weird how things work out, LOL.
What do you know about "Campo crystals", those stones with that flat side?
Thanks again for the help.
Quote:Were I a richer man I would probably be investing in this hobby to start my own collection.
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob
Quote:Some of the meteorites do have flat sides. The flat areas are natural crystal faces.
Quote:Carol, maybe I'll start a collection after all,
Quote: Our Park Forest house had been 8 houses down
Quote:Hi Kerig,Here is a link to a good book. The best part is that it is a free pdf download: Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites by Norton Peter
Michael Gilmer - Member of the Meteoritical Society & Collector of Falling Stars.
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