Meteorite Collection

The University of Alberta Meteorite Collection is the largest university-based collection in Canada. It is comprised of over 1100 specimens of over 155 different meteorites. The Meteorite Collection contains specimens from 13 meteorite falls and finds in Alberta, and from over 100 other locations elsewhere in the world. Meteorites are "free" specimens of extra-terrestrial material and reveal much about the earth's origins and the conditions that existed during the formation of the solar system. This makes the collection an extremely valuable scientific resource for teaching and research. Selected specimens from the EAS Collection are displayed at the Telus World of Science Edmonton.

Do you think that you have found a meteorite? Go to our Meteorite Report System.

 

Information on the export of Canadian meteorites may be found here (pdf).


Searchable database of the Meteorite Collection

 

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