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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The Plantersville meteorite fell on the afternoon of September 4, 1930, at a point three and one-half miles southwest of Plantersville, Grimes County, Texas. The locality of the fall is forested but several men were working nearby and recovered the specimen within a few minutes of its fall. The phenomena of fall included rumbling explosions and a noise like an airplane in flight. This find is a light-gray friable aerolite, weighing 2084.9 grams, with a dense black crust showing oriented thread lines. The shape is sub-conoid faceted with a well-developed brutseit. The dimensions are 5¾” X 4" X 3¾” measured in three directions at right angles.

Publication Date

1937

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

44

Issue

1

First Page

135

Last Page

136

Copyright

© Copyright 1937 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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