H.H. NININGER PLAINVIEW METEORITE
Listed in the Nininger Catalog of Meteorites

PLAINVIEW
"The Bird Head"
H5 chondrite  
Found 1917, Texas

Important and complete H.H. Nininger specimen with number
and matching CMS catalog card, listed in the Nininger
Catalog

Shaped like the head of a bird, this magnificent complete, oriented Nininger Plainview (1917) is a complete individual with hand-painted Nininger number P92BB and original matching Center For Meteorite Studies at ASU catalog card.

This piece was found by Dr. Nininger and his team during one of their expeditions to Texas. The number, "92BB," suggests it was an early find, before Dr. Nininger started adding specific specimen numbers to his Plainview finds (for example "92.255"). This actual piece is listed in the original Nininger Collection of Meteorites hardback edition published in 1950, on page 83. Dr. Nininger was, perhaps, using an older balance scale and the weight is listed in the print catalog as 864 grams. Our modern digital scale puts it at 868.3.

A world-class example and an important and significant historic piece, with a highly desirable and ironclad provenance.

868.3 grams

121 mm x 79 mm x 76 mm
$5,000.00


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