Brenham meteorites are a rare type of meteorite called a pallasite. A pallasite is a special type of meteorite, it is both metal and stone; often the stone part contains peridot or olivine. These are extremely rare and are sought after by collectors. Not all meteorites meteorites contain olivine, so all that do are rare and very collectible. It is classified as a stony iron meteorite.
This beautiful meteorite was found near Haviland, a small town in the Kiowa County of Kansas, USA, in 1949. At the time, it was believed that this discovery was of the world’s largest pallasite meteorite, with a mass of 450 kilograms (990 pounds). This specimen was nicknamed “The Space Wanderer” and is currently on display at The Big Well Historic Site in Greensburg, Kansas. The title of World’s Largest Pallasite Meteorite would only be surpassed by another Brenham meteorite specimen uncovered in 2005 – a single pallasite mass of 650 kilograms (1,430 pounds.)
As this meteorite is composed mostly of iron, care must be taken to prevent the piece from rusting. Direct exposure to water is not recommended. Oil the piece regularly with mineral oil or olive oil. Do not leave the piece laying around on wet surfaces.
Enjoy your meteorite as it is a piece of the history of the universe. It is a truly unique collector’s piece, and it may be enjoyed for years to come. Your meteorite should last a lifetime, as it is already billions of years old.
- Dimensions: 42 mm x 45 mm x 3 mm
- Genuine meteorite
- This item includes an information card about the meteorite
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item