- Meteorite Type: Ordinary Chondrite H3.7
- Weight: 3,465 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 165 mm x 139 mm x 127 mm
- Additional Information: A historic collector’s piece, from the Oscar Monnig Meteorite Collection. Impressively sized Dimmitt with two hand-painted numbers (Huss/Monnig and original Monnig), thumbprints and remnant fusion crust. hand-painted number, accompanied by a mint condition Monnig collection card (not photographed).
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This ruddy chondrite fell in prehistoric times near what is now Dimmitt, Texas. Dimmitt is classified as a rare H3.7, joined in this classification by many Antarctic meteorites that are virtually unattainable. The strewn field has yielded an impressive amount of Dimmitt meteorites, and it’s now one of the largest meteorites known from North America.
Dimmit H-chondrites are regolith breccia, meaning they’re composed of angular rock fragments that have been cemented together. “Regolith” refers to the upper surface of the parent body. As such, Dimmitt meteorites have been and have been known to contain clasts of other types of rock, such as LL5 and carbonaceous clasts. Regolith breccias also contain solar-wind gases and solar-flare tracks.