• Exhibition Text

    • Older than the Earth

      The stony meteorite Estacado is older than Earth. If you touch the dark, round spots, you can feel the solid particles from which the solar system formed more than four billion years ago. The flat surface of Estacado has been cut and polished, revealing tiny bits of iron mixed in with the stone.

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  • Collection Information


      Found 1883

      Hale County, Texas, USA


      AMNH 660

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Solar System--Origin, Astrogeology

      Audience: General