- Meteorite Type: Achondrite, Aubrite
- Weight: 6.1 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 21 mm x 18 mm x 14 mm
- Additional Information: With hand-painted UNM number N.1199
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Achondrite, Aubrite, Witnessed Fall in United States, 1948
Norton County, a rare aubrite meteorite with a white interior, crashed to Earth in Kansas in 1948. The 2,300-lb main mass is now the centerpiece of the Institute of Meteoritics museum at UNM Albuquerque. These unusual historic specimens come directly from IOM/UNM and display original collection numbers from the institute. They are still listed in the UNM catalog. You can verify this by visiting the UNM collection page and searching for “Achondrite”, “Achondrite Groupings”, “All Achondrite Groups”, and “All Brecciation Types” for Norton County.
THE INSTITUTE OF METEORITICS COLLECTION FROM UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO