Cracking the Code: How Do You Know If You Have A Real Meteorite?

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How exciting it is to think that you might have a real meteorite on your hands?! Something that is not of this earth, how cool is that?! Well, for a Geo-Geek like me that’s some pretty exciting shiz…let me tell you! Amber from New Mexico asks me a great question:

“How do you know if you have a real meteorite? And what is your opinion on Meteorite Hunting?”

[caption id="attachment_14072" align="aligncenter" width="471"] Have you watched TV shows on Meteorite Hunting? Like Meteorite Men?[/caption]

Lets start with this… How do you know if you have the real McCoy?
Real Meteorites share Certain Geological Characteristics:

  • Very Dense
  • Iron Rich
  • Magnetic

If the meteorite has fallen to earth fairly recently it might have Fusion Crust – like an ashy appearance when it burned up coming through our atmosphere.

[caption id="attachment_17869" align="aligncenter" width="600"] When you do a streak test, is there a streak? If a streak appears, sorry Chick Pea, it is not a meteorite. Photo by Ra’ike (see also: de:Benutzer:Ra’ike) (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]
Here’s a checklist of what a true meteorite will not have:
X – no streak

X – no Quartz specks – not shiny or sparkly (I know, we do love our sparklies! but not in meteorites) 🙂

X – no holes or pores

X – probably not round (like a nice smooth rock for example, is not a meteorite)
Watch my video to learn more fun facts & crack the code on meteors:

If you’re checking-off many of the meteorite characteristics as YES, you may want to verify with an academic at a local university, museum or local rock shop.
Where can you find Meteorites?
So you want to go Meteorite hunting? The most likely places that you will find meteorites are:

  • in a desert
  • in a barren open field
  • on an icy tundra

A few notable Metaphysical Meteorites Include:

  • Libyan Desert Glass Tektite aka Gold Tektite: found on the Libyan-Egyptian border, about 26 – 29 million years old, geologists are uncertain of its origin (as is the case with most other tektites). It’s known as a powerful solar plexus chakra stone that boosts confidence, manifestation & psychic protection, access to Akashic records.
[caption id="attachment_14088" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Libyan Desert Glass Tektite (photo credit: H. Raab)[/caption]
  • Moldavite
  • Tektite (this blog post is about both tektites & moldavite)

Have you ever found a meteorite or been hunting for them? Would you like to find one? Have you worked with one? I’d love to hear about your “out of this world” experience – please share in the comments below.

Happy Meteor Hunting!



Dyad Moon & Morning Meteors

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How was your Dyad Moon last night? I enjoyed it for a few minutes while just communing silently with her. I didn’t cleanse my crystals this time since they had just had a 7 day cleanse. The Dyad Moon is supposed to be when all meet their opposites in perfect balance and in perfect harmony…you know…opposites attract, its a time to find balance. I’ll be paying more attention to that the next few days.

And now I must get geeky!! Early June brings with it some early morning meteors: The Arietid Meteor Shower. Its unusual because these are daytime meteors; you’ll find them pretty close to the Sun. Best time to take a look is just before dawn. If you’re up and around you might see them skimming the top of Earth’s atmosphere. They should be long, colorful, and very, very pretty. This is cool…you can listen to live radar echoes from the Arietids here: . Click here to find out where to look…sky map.

I’m out of school/work for the summer, back to cold-process soap making, readying for the Summer Solstice and beefing up my work out.