Estacado main content.


Part of Hall of Meteorites.

A.3.2.2. Estacado. Older than the Earth B hero

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.

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