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Database stats: 75672 valid meteorite names (includes relict meteorites); 6400 provisional names; 16066 full-text writeups.
News feed for newly approved meteorites: RSS Feed     
Data sources:
 • The Catalogue of Meteorites: 2002 June (current through Met. Bull 87).
 • MetBase: v7.2 (current through Met. Bull. 89).
 • Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter: through 47(1), 2024 Mar.
 • Meteorite Newsletter (NIPR): through v.28, 2021.
 • Meteoritical Bulletin: through Met. Bull. 112, 2024.
 • Meteoritical Bulletin: 113 (2024): Meteorites approved through 21 Jul 2024.
 • Provisional names: Provisional names (all approved by NomCom).
 • Earth Impact Database: 18 January 2019.
Other tools:
         Use the Meteorite Name Checking Utility to check multiple names at once, e.g., as an aid for manuscript submission.
         View a list of Collections and repositories.
         View a list of Dense Collection Areas.
         Use the Meteorite Mapping Utility to see all meteorites in a geographic area.
NomCom resources:
 • NomCom membership: 2023 Nomenclature Committee
 • Guidelines: Guidelines for Meteorite Nomenclature (2015 version)
 • Antarctic nomenclature: Procedures for naming Antarctic meteorites
 • Fall categories: Definitions of meteorite fall categories used by NomCom
 • MetBull archive: Archive of past issues of Meteoritical Bulletin
 • Procedures: Operating procedures for Nomenclature Committee (2020 version)
 • Obtaining meteorite names: How to request names for meteorites
 • FAQ: Frequently asked questions about meteorite nomenclature
 • Publication guidelines: Guidelines for using meteorite names in publications

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