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Etter, L5 Chondrite from Texas 1965, Micromount


Etter meteorites were first plowed up from a farmer's field in Texas in the 1960's. It is classified as an L5 chondrite and it has plentiful metal fleck set into a dark groundmass matrix.

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

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on Etter :



Place of find: Etter, Moore County, Texas, U.S.A.

35°59'N,101 °54'W.

Date of find: Recognized 1966.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 4 individuals, 1 fragment.

Total weight: 153.3 kg

Circumstances of find: All specimens were plowed up in fields. The finds were confined to an area about 0.4 X 1.2 km. Extensive search with metal detector has failed to locate additional specimens.

Source: Glenn I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201.