Norton County, Historic Aubrite Meteorite Fall, Micromount

$5.00

Description

On February 15, 1948, a massive fireball was widely witnessed across the mid-western US. A shower of stones fell across a large area, centered around Norton County Kansas. The largest stone was a whopping 1.1 metric tons and it still remains the world's largest aubrite. The meteorite was strange in appearance, with a brownish irregular crust and a largely-white matrix. Analysis revealed it to be an achondrite of the aubrite type. Norton County is a classic American fall of a rare type of meteorite. Every collector should own an example of this meteorite.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing ONE small fragment selected from the larger lot of pieces. Some pieces show black shock-veining or clear enstatite crystals, but the majority of them are white in color. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Catalog of Meteorites entry on Norton County :

A shower of stones fell over a considerable area in Norton Co., Kansas,
and Furnas Co., Nebraska. Over 100 stones have been recovered, including
one of about 1 ton, and one of 131.5lb (59.6kg), F.C. Leonard (1948).