TOP Meteorite provides a wide variety of rare and exceptional meteorite specimens to private and institutional collections. We focus a significant portion of our curation efforts on large lunar and martian specimens for institutions and private collections. We are also responsible for the production and sale of a unique line of lunar and martian meteorite jewelry. Top Meteorite is one of the world's leading providers of meteorite specimens and meteorite jewelry.
Maria Alejandra Aguayo
General Manager & Co-Founder
Sandra is the backbone of Top Meteorite. She manages the company's day-to-day operations, as well as specimen and item inventory and fulfillment. Sandra is a masterful macro photographer, skilled with photo stacking software and production work-flows.
Sandra was born in Madrid, Spain, and came to the US to pursue a graduate degree. After earning her MBA from Dominican University of California, Sandra co-founded and managed a cutting-edge internet services startup in Northern California.
With over a decade of experience, Sandra is well versed in the field of meteorites. As the primary photographer and inventory manager for thousands of diverse meteorite specimens, she has developed a sophisticated understanding of meteorite taxonomy, as well as a keen eye for specimen identification.
Curator & Chief Meteorite Officer
Dustin at work, UNM IOM Microprobe Lab, 2020
Dustin is Top Meteorite's Curator of Collections, and Chief Meteorite Officer. He is responsible for acquisition and preparation of meteorite specimens, as well as strategic business and distributor development.
He is also the meteorite classifier and lab manager at the Colorado Center for Meteoritic Studies. Dustin has been the principle researcher responsible for the analysis and classification of a significant number of new meteorites approved by the Nomenclature Committee and published in the Meteoritical Bulletin. including several new lunar and martian meteorites.
Dustin is a Director (current) and founding member of the Global Meteorite Association (GMA). He has been a frequent contributor to the meteorite community through popular articles via his blog The Meteorite Apprentice, as well as in Meteorite Times Magazine, and *Meteorite Magazine
When not racing to recover newly fallen meteorites, or in the dry deserts searching for ancient buried irons with sons Oliver and Aleixo, Dustin is in the University of Colorado Boulder's microprobe lab analyzing and classifying new meteorites.
Dustin and son Oliver, Tarda Strewn
Field, Morocco 2021.
Good morning meteorite mavens!
Preparing to cut a large lunar meteorite,
CMS Lab, 2021.
Dustin and Steve Arnold hunting a fall
Dustin with Charlie Duke, 2018
Finding his largest piece of the Aguas Zarcas
CM2, Costa Rica 2019.