Sterley - the 2nd Pallasite from Texas
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:42 PM
The meteorite was approved and published in the MetBull at the very end of last month:
History: A single mass weighing 1724.8 grams, and displaying regmaglypts and some remnant fusion crust, was found ~1950 by a farmer while plowing. Several months later, the finder took the specimen to Texas Tech University where it was classified by a mineralogist Mr. Dennis as a " stony iron siderolite - variety pallasite". Decades later, after watching a television show on meteorites, the son of the finder took the specimen to Dr. Laurence Garvie at the Center for Meteorite Studies, ASU for further study. The pallasite was later purchased by Ruben Garcia and Geoff Notkin.
Pieces may be available for collectors sometime this week.