Melrose (A) main content.

Melrose (A)

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

B.6.2.8. Melrose (A) hero

Exhibition Text

Middle of the road

Like Renfrow (above), Melrose (right), Fisher and Wickenburg (left), Oakley (below) is an example of a meteorite that formed at an intermediate distance from the Sun (ordinary chondrites). These meteorites have a mixture of rock-forming elements and more volatile elements, such as carbon and oxygen. They also resemble asteroids found in the central region of the main belt.

Collection Information


Found 1933 Curry County, New Mexico, USA


AMNH 2642

For Educators

Topic: Astronomy

Subtopic: Planets

Keywords: Asteroid belt, Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Chemical elements, Solar system, Astrogeology

Audience: General