Slice of the Gibeon meteorite, that fell in prehistoric times in Namibia. It was named after the nearest town: Gibeon.

A. General collection

Besides the Antarctic meteorites, several general meteorites are well kept in our collection.

Meteorites found in the Antarctic

B. Antarctic collection

Since 2009, through a joint collaboration with the National Institute of Polar Research (NIRP) in Japan, Belgian scientists have carried out meteorite searches in the Sør Rondane region of Antarctica near the Belgian station Princess Elisabeth. The 2009-2010,  2010-2011 and 2012-2013 field seasons have yielded more than 1200 new meteorites, that are shared equally between the two countries.

 


 

Antarctic meteorite shown in our Hall 250 Years of Natural Sciences

Meteorite Symposium

The national symposium of the Belam project November 14th, 2014. Antarctic meteorites and their curation in Belgium followed by the inauguration of the 18 kg Antarctic meteorite in the permanent exhibition.

Two presentations in PDF that give a good introduction to the theme and go to the heart of the curation.

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