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Brenham “Meteorode” 12.5 grams

$100.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Stony-Iron (Pallasite)
  • Meteorite Weight: 12.5 grams
  • Meteorite Measurements: 29 mm x 24 mm x 17 mm
  • Witnessed Fall: No
  • Additional Info: Found 1882, Kiowa County, Kansas, USA

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Description

This nodule has an interesting somewhat flattened appearance with a number of protrusions along the ‘edge’. Adorable. Accompanied by special signed Aerolite ID/COA card.

One of Dr. Nininger’s early expeditions was to the Brenham, Kansas strewnfield. In 1933 he conducted extensive excavations in a depression that was thought, at the time, to be a meteorite crater. Later work demonstrated that no craters were formed by Brenham pallasites, and that these meteorites happened to have landed in a natural depression or buffalo wallow. Harvey’s team uncovered numerous small, oval, metallic objects that were later proven to be weathered pallasite individuals. Dr. Nininger coined the term “meteorode” to describe these Brenham finds.

These actual specimens were found by Dr. Nininger and his team and were acquired directly from the Center for Meteorite Studies which owns much of the original Nininger Collection. Each historic piece is accompanied by a special handmade certificate of authenticity/specimen ID card personally signed by Geoff Notkin of Meteorite Men and Aerolite Meteorites Inc, verifying that these are authentic Nininger finds. An extraordinary opportunity to acquire an actual find by one of the most important figures in the history of meteoritics.

Additional information

Weight 12.5 g

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