AEROLITE GALLERY OF METEORITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Original meteorite photographs by Geoffrey Notkin
My photographs have appeared in national and international publications, including Wired, Reader's Digest, Meteorite, Geotimes, Rock and Gem, Lapidary Journal, The Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites, Robb Rebort, Alternative Press, American Theater Arts, Trace, Mechanical Engineering, Mushroom (Germany), Przeglad (Poland), Meteoryt (Poland), and on the covers of scores of books and CDs.

I am interested in using photographs to highlight the intriguing sculptural aspects of meteorites. The meteorite photographs on this page are a selection of my favorites taken over a period of years. High resolution images are available, for further information please email:

The Aerolite Gallery of Meteorite Photography is an ongoing project. New images are added regularly.

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meteorite  

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Highly sculptural specimen with unusual shape.

Specimen weight: 857.2 grams


Meteorite with natural hole  

CAMPO DEL CIELO
Iron (IAB)
First discovered in Chaco, Argentina, 1576

Oriented iron meteorite with highly sculptural shape, multiple scoops and regmaglypts, and a natural hole.

Specimen weight: 2,491 grams


iron meteorite  

NWA 859
Unofficially known as Taza. Iron (plessitic octahedrite)
Found in Morocco, 2000

Oriented and regmaglypted complete specimen, with fusion crust and natural desert patina. Note similarity in appearance to Sikhote-Alin iron meteorites.

Specimen weight: 67.9 grams


meteorite with orientation  

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Highly oriented shield with well-defined rollover lip.

Specimen weight: 27.0 grams


 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Shrapnel fragment with impact pit and distinct splash rim.

Specimen weight: 266.4 grams


 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Complete oriented specimen, with two impact pits.

Specimen weight: 38.5 grams


 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Complete oriented specimen, with deep regmaglypts, and "molten" appearance.

Specimen weight: 174.3 grams


 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Extremely rare example of a specimen with two natural holes.

Specimen weight: 64.5 grams


 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Complete specimen with natural hole.

Specimen weight: 79.1 grams


 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Complete individual with regmaglypts, and natural patina.

Specimen weight: 119.3 grams


 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Oriented individual with natural patina.

Specimen weight: 191.9 grams


 

SIKHOTE-ALIN
Iron (IIAB)
Fell February 12, 1947, Maritime Territories, Russia

Highly oriented specimen with deep flowing regmaglypts.

Specimen weight: 121.3 grams


 

HENBURY
Iron (IIIAB)
First discovered 1931, Northern Territory, Australia

Individual with red desert patina and sculpted appearance

Specimen weight: 452.0 grams


 

GIBEON
Iron (IVA)
First discovered 1836, Hardap, Namibia

Detail of sculpted "arm" from large individual


The Aerolite Gallery of Meteorite Photographs features original color pictures of meteorites by Geoffrey Notkin. High resolution versions suitable for print are available. Email for details. All images are © by Geoffrey Notkin. All rights reserved. No reproduction without written permission.

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