Site Information

Welcome to the searchable database of the University of Alberta's Meteorite Collection
The purpose of this site is to provide electronic access to the University's Meteorite Collection, one of the largest holdings of meteorites in Canada. The collection contains nearly 1000 specimens of meteorites, tektites, and impact rocks as well as a "meteorwrongs" - false, meteorite-like objects. The collection houses many Alberta meteorites including Abee, Bruderheim, Edmonton, Mayerthorpe, Ferintosh, Peace River, Skiff, Vulcan, Innisfree and Vilna. The Allende, Mexico meteorite is also well represented.

A Note on the Search Tools
The site provides a number of search tools for finding specimens from the database. These tools include a Basic Search (single keyword), an Advanced Search (multiple fields using Boolean logic), a Fast Find (based on the specimen's Collection Number), and Geographic Browser (based on Latitude and Longitude). For information on how to use these tools, see "Help" under "Search the Collection".

A Note to Site Users
Although this site is intended for University of Alberta faculty, students, and researchers, it is also hoped that other individuals interested in the study of meteorites will find this site useful and informative. This site is not intended to represent the collection and/or its staff (see "Links" for associated information).

Technical Notes
The site is best viewed using Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, Netscape 6.0 or higher, and FireFox 1 or higher, but should function on all browsers. The Department of Museums and Collections produced the site in collaboration with the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The collection data resides in MIMSY XG, an Oracle-based relational database management system (for more information, see the entry under "Links").

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