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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Lonsdale, John T.
"The Plantersville Meteorite, Grimes County, Texas,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 44(1), 135-136.
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