Covert, Old Kansas Nininger Recovery, Micromount

$5.00
Covert, Old Kansas Nininger Recovery, Micromount

Description

Meteorites from the location later known as Covert has been found as far back as 1896. They were found in an Osborne County field in rural Kansas. Harvey Nininger eventually learned of the stones and went there to inspect them. Between 1929 and 1931, approx. 30 kilograms of stones and fragments were recovered. This meteorite was analyzed and classified as a H5 chondrite. This is a classic American find that took place early in the legendary Harvey Nininger's tenure as the father of modern meteoritics.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a single small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.