Meteorite Men

"Meteorite Men" is a television series that peers into the lives of a team of two men who are meteorite prospectors. Each week whenever a meteorite has crashed in a certain rural area the hosts takes a film crew and investigates whether the meteorite contains valuable minerals or not. Some of their finds are in the collections of museums and scientific institutions in the United States. Some of the locales are not always located in North America, on a few occasions a trip down to South America can yield a terrific scientific find. In one episode the team is granted access to the munition fields of Dugway Military Base near Dugway, Utah.

In the second season of "Meteorite Men" reports are investigated as far away as Australia and Europe. Each episode shows not only the meteorite find, but also the international location for the viewers at home.

The third season takes the intrepid team to both Poland and Eastern Russia to find rare meteorites that are worth a fortune. On a trip to Canada the team finds the meteorite remains in the Whitecourt Crater and also some very interesting minerals. Investigating in the deserts in both California and Arizona, they find both meteorites and the remains of them to be anaylized.

In three seasons alone this two man team have traveled across the globe to find some of the most rarest minerals contained in meteorites. The series can be followed on the Internet or on the show's web site that can be watch online and also videos from the three seasons that have aired on television since the year 2010. This series can be followed on by the members of that website to see what goes on each week with online posts.

The Science Channel has created another educational hit that will surely be a modern classic. Tune in each week to see what is unearth by this team to see if the find is worthy of a scientific discovery that will go down in history.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on Science Channel
3 Seasons, 22 Episodes
January 20, 2010
Documentary & Biography, Science & Technology
Cast: Geoffrey Notkin, Steve Arnold, Craig Sechler, Laurence Garvie
Meteorite Men

Meteorite Men Full Episode Guide

  • The guys travel to eastern Poland in hopes of securing a piece of one of the most famous meteorite falls in history. In 1868 the quiet town of Pultusk was showered by a storm of space rocks in one of the largest stony meteorite falls ever recorded.

  • In 1875 the famed "detonating space rock" exploded six times over Iowa. Forgotten for almost 150 years, the Meteorite Men setout to uncover the extraterrestrial treasure buried beneath the cornfields of Homestead, Iowa.

  • A hot tip sends the guys to southern Arizona in order to investigate a possible cold find. But hunting for an unknown and unclassified meteorite poses new challenges for the duo, so they recruit the help of Dr. Garvie from ASU.

  • A hunt for meteorites at two locations in the Mojave Desert.

  • Geoff and Steve travel to Russia to find one of the most rare and valuable meteorites on the planet.

  • The Meteorite Men are summoned back to Canada in a race to survey the Whitecourt Crater site and collect its extraterrestrial wonders before their scientific information is poached by illegal meteorite hunters and lost forever.

  • 5,000 years ago an enormous meteorite cascaded over Poland, scarring the landscape with seven massive craters. For the first time, Geoff and Steve receive exclusive access to investigate the magnificent Morasko crater field.

  • The Henbury Meteorite Craters consist of twelve craters that pan across central Australia's outback. This engraved record of an ancient meteorite shower 4,700 years ago was the inspiration for Aboriginal folklore and a shadow of dark superstition.

  • Located in the desolate and dangerous Nullarbor Plains, the Mundrabilla iron meteorites are known for their zoomorphic shapes. Roughly 700,000 years ago, the massive meteoroid showered along a field more than 50 miles long. The largest masses, which weighed 16 tons and 6 tons, were recovered in 1966.

  • The Muonionalusta meteorites are estimated to be over 800,000 years old and have endured thousands of years worth of glaciations and melting periods.

  • On April 14, 2010, a fireball lit up the night sky. The sonic boom was heard for miles. As perhaps, the most publicized meteorite fall in history, swarms of meteorite hunters flooded the scene in hopes of securing a piece of this famed fireball.

  • Using Doppler radar and eyewitness testimony, the Meteorite Men track a strewnfield down to Dugway Military Base. Military officials grant Geoff and Steve exclusive access to the dangerous ammunition testing grounds to search for peices of the fall.

  • This 1,509ft in diameter crater is one of the best-preserved meteorite craters on the planet. Measuring 34m deep, the Monturaqui Crater is often compared to the Bonneville Crater on Mars.

  • Thirteen years ago, the Imilac strewnfield was the first place Geoff and Steve hunted together. With over 900 kilograms of meteorites found, Imilac is the third largest pallasite recovered, and one of the only regions littered with space rocks.

  • Geoff and Steve return to their top-secret location in eastern Kansas where a rare pallasite meteorite contains extraordinary gem-quality olivine crystals.

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