Brenham

BrenhamKiowa County, Kansas, Usa
Find, 1882
Stony-iron, pallasite
Complete slice, 1700g
Size: 42,0 x 27,0 x 0,4 cm
Remarks: found by Steve Arnold

History:
A collector named H.O. Stockwell, in 1949 discovered a mass of 450 kilograms (990 lb), known at the time as „The World’s Largest Pallasite Meteorite.” In October 2005, geologist Philip Mani and meteorite hunter Steve Arnold located and recovered the largest fragment ever found of Brenham: a single pallasite mass of 650 kilograms (1,430 lb). That piece is currently housed in a private collection in Texas.

This fall is associated with the Haviland Crater that is a swampy depression. The oval-shaped crater is 50 feet (roughly 15 meters) in diameter, making it one of the smallest impact craters in the world. Its age is estimated to be less than 1000 years.

Specimen description:
This is a complete slice from the middle of an enormous pallasite piece found by, Steve Arnold.

Reference:
Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Wicipedia free ensyclopedia
Catalogue of Meteorites: Monica Grady

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