Meteorites Feature

Meteorite Collection

Canada’s largest university-based meteorite collection houses 1100 samples, including pristine, frozen samples of the Tagish Lake (B.C.) meteorite, iron meteorites associated with the impact crater in Whitecourt, Alberta, and specimens from hundreds of other locations elsewhere in the world. Meteorites reveal much about the earth's origins and the conditions that existed during the formation of the solar system, making this collection a tremendously valuable scientific teaching and research resource.

Location and Access:

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Highlights of the collection are exhibited in the Mineralogy and Petrology Museum (B-08 Earth Sciences Building)
  • Monday to Friday (closed holidays): 8 am to 4 pm
  • Members of the public and school groups (K-12) are welcome to arrange a tour of the Mineralogy and Petrology Museum (minimum five, maximum 30 people)  
  • Contact the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in advance to ensure availability  


Chris Herd, Curator
1-17 Earth Sciences Building
Phone: (780) 492-5798

Lisa Budney, Collections Assistant
3-34 Tory Building
Phone: (780) 288-0109


Related Links

Search the Collection Database