Foster, 1975 H4 Chondrite Texas Farm Find, Micromount


A single stone meteorite was plowed up in a cornfield on a farm in Terry County Texas in 1975. It was not recognized as a meteorite until almost 15 years later in 1989. Analysis showed this meteorite to be an H4 chondrite. This is the first time I have offered this meteorite and it will probably be the last because of the difficulty in acquiring this material.

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

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on Foster :


Terry County, Texas

Found about 1975, recognized 1989

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H4)

One stone of 1992 g was found during ploughing in a corn field by Grady Hesson, close to the village of Foster. The find site is between the towns Wellman and Brownfield. Glenn Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, Denver, found the stone to be different in external and internal structure from the H4-chondrite Wellman (c). Classification and analysis, olivine Fa20.1, A. E. Rubin, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1567, USA. Information and main mass, Blaine Reed, Durango, CO 81301, USA.