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Peña Blanca Springs

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

C.2.2.2. Peña Blanca Springs hero

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Matching meteorites with potential parents

The Peña Blanca Springs meteorite belongs to a group, the aubrites, whose chemical composition has led to speculation that they came from the innermost asteroid belt, or possibly even the planet Mercury.

Collection Information


Fell August 2, 1946

Marathon, Brewster County, Texas, USA


AMNH 2222

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Asteroid belt, Meteorites, Astrophysics, Mercury (Planet), Astrogeology

Audience: General