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Digitization Peña Blanca Spring

FMNH Collection Data:
Classification: Achondrite, aubrite
Specimen number: FMNH ME 3240
Specimen mass: 378.77 grams


The Peña Blanca Spring meteorite fell on August 2, 1946 and eventually came to rest in the murky waters of a pond outside of Marathon, Texas. Approximately 70 kg of material was liberated from the waters of the pond including the two largest samples 47 kg and 13 kg. The meteorite is classified as an achondrite aubrite.

Image/animation: © 2011 The Field Museum.

Sources: Meteoritical Bulletin Database and Grady, M. M., Catalogue of Meteorites, 5th edition.