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Travis County a History



Name: Travis County a
Location: Travis County
Texas

Type: Olivine Bronzite Chondrite, H-5, Black

A detailed study of 52 meteorites recovered from Travis County was undertaken by McCoy et al. (1995a). They found two 

distinct meteorites: Travis County (a), a H5(S4)W3 shock blackened chondrite, represented by 41 specimens with a total weight 

of 175.4 kg; and Travis County (b), a H4(S2)W3 chondrite with rare chonditic clasts of H group parentage, represented by 11 

specimens with a total mass of 5.9 kg. The samples are in the Oscar Monnig Collection, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 

Texas. The original Travis County meteorite, found in 1889, listed in Graham et al. (1985) belongs to Travis County (a) and had a 

                                         weight of 2.5 kilograms. 


This meteorite was published in the Meteoritical Society Bulletin No. 78
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