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Brenham (AMNH 879)

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

C.3.2.1. Brenham. Gems from space hero

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Gems from space

Pallasites, with their combination of gleaming metal and translucent olivine crystals, are among the most rare and beautiful of all meteorites. Less than one percent of all known meteorites are pallasites.

Collection Information


Found 1882

Kiowa County, Kansas, USA


AMNH 879

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Olivine, Astrogeology, Asteroids

Audience: General