Find / Fall: Find - 1882
Location: Kansas, USA
Classification: Pallasite, PMG-an
Total Known Weight: 4.3 Metric Tons
The Brenham meteorite is classified as a Pallasite but some specimens are all iron and are called Brenham Siderite. This meteorite was found in 1882 in Kiowa County, Kansas.
Brenham, Kansas is the location of a meteorite crater that was explored by H. H. Ninninger in the early decades of the last century. All around the surrounding land have been found masses both large and small of this Pallasite. But, long before the farming of the mid-west and the finding of the first meteorites by settlers, the iron was being widely traded and used by the Native American population. Pieces of meteoritic iron originally from the Brenham area have been found in archeological sites over much of the eastern US. Some of the masses have large areas devoid of the peridot crystals while other portions are rich in the yellow-green colored gems. This Brenham Siderite meteorite has a beautiful Widmanstatten pattern when etched.