Brenham Meteorite
Brenham Meteorite
Brenham Meteorite
Brenham Meteorite
Brenham Meteorite


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Brenham Meteorite

Identifier:
2019.9.78
Description:
The Brenham meteorite is a pallasite, stony iron meteorite, meaning that it consists of an iron-nickel matrix packed with olivine crystal.

In this specimen the olivine crystals are amber-colored and the iron-nickel matrix is the silver-metallic portion at the base of the specimen.

Originally found in 1882 by Eliza Kimberly, a frontier farmer near Brenham, Kansas in Kiowa County.

Since then over 2.5 tons of meteorites have been found, with the largest specimen weighing 649 kilograms (1,430 lbs). This specimen weights 30.8 grams.
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Planetarium ()
Maker/Donor
The Meteorite Exchange, Inc.
Related Place
Kiowa County
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