Miller main content.


Part of Hall of Meteorites.

A.8.3.1. Miller B hero

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Nose to the ground

Meteorites with a well-formed nose cone shape, like Miller, are very rare. They develop when the meteorite stays in a constant orientation as it passes through the atmosphere. The side facing Earth melts and erodes into an aerodynamic cone shape.

Collection Information


Fell July 13, 1930

Cleburne County, Arkansas, USA


AMNH 2624

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astrogeology, Meteors

Audience: General