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The oldest matter found on earth originates from outer space. This debris from far away worlds falls from the icy depths of space onto the ever-changing surface of our planet.

Those fragments tell us about the emergence of the elements and the birth and death of celestial bodies. Today in almost every country there are scientists who work on decoding their messages.

Few have investigated in those rare areas in the vast deserts of North Africa, South America, Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, in which meteorites are found in dense concentrations. The study of these meteorite fields is the mission of the team from Meteorite Recon.

In early 2002 a group of German researchers launched a first recon expedition into the eastern part of the Central Sahara. Read the illustrated report about a journey to the edges of our knowledge..

The goal of this mission into one of the most extreme regions of our earth was the search for undiscovered strewfields and, if possible, the salvage of cosmic debris from the dust of the Ténéré desert.

Expeditions into the Hammmadah al Hamra, into the swamps and forests of Tartarstan in Russia and into the Rhub al-Khali and Umm as-Samm deserts on the Arabian Peninsula followed.

The Buhl Meteorite Collection currently consists of more than 300 meteorites representing 121 different locations. Beside meteorites there is an extensive library of meteoritica assigned focussing on scientific and popular reports on meteorite falls and discoveries from 1750 - 1920. A collection of 34 contemporary art prints supplements the inventory. Should you be interested as a scientist or curator in a sample exchange or information on any of the specimens in the inventory please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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The Meteorite Literature Collection includes several rare and important papers and original handwritten letters on meteoritics by leading contemopary scientists and curators. Among these are A. Brezina, E. F. F. Chladni, W. S. Clark, E. Cohen, G. A. Daubrée, W. Haidinger, N. S. Maskelyne, C. U. Shepard, G. Tschermak, E. Weinschenk and E. A. Wuelfing. These accounts and scientific papers are dating from 1750 until 1920.

The Chelyabinsk superbolide
Meteorite of the century

"Meteorite article-archive

With friendly support of the Berlin Museum of Natural History

With friendly support of
Meteorite Magazine

Winner of the GeoBerg Award Gold

Meteorite photography
Scale Cubes

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