Monday, October 12 at 7:00pm
ZOOM Meeting

Cosmic Debris: Meteorites, Asteroids, Comets, and Tektites
Presented by Walter Lombardo

Picture of meteorite at night



Meteorites are among the oldest objects in the solar system, approximately 4.5 billion years old. This talk will cover the history of meteorites as a science, basic types of meteorites, and ways to distinguish meteorites from other rocks. It will also include a discussion on tektites (Libyan glass, moldavites, Indochinites) and meteorite “lookalikes.”

Walter Lombardo is a geologist with more than 35 years of experience in mineralogy, mining, and mineral exploration. He worked for American Borate Company in Death Valley (Billie Mine), for Cyprus Minerals Company in the California Mother Lode (gold), and several small exploration companies in the Southwestern U.S (gold).

For sixteen years he managed the Southern Nevada Office of the Nevada Division of Minerals. And before retiring from the industry, he was a project manager for a company involved in worldwide exploration for uranium, gallium, and germanium.

Walter is the owner of Nevada Mineral & Book Company, a natural history gallery and earth science bookstore located in Orange, California. He has lectured nationwide on topics related to mineral resources, mining & mining fraud, mineralogy, and gemology. T

Submitted by
Ken Rogers
Programs Chair



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Future Meetings

  • Nov TBD
  • DEC Virtual Holiday Party

General Meetings are held the second Monday of every month* at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Bldg., 4117 Overland Ave. The Multi-Purpose Room is located in back of the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Building. When you enter the parking lot (from Culver Blvd - closest to Overland Blvd) walk to the right when facing the building. Around the corner, you will a sign leading to the Multi-Purpose room. Follow the sign and our meeting is in the room with all the glass windows and doors.

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