Carver Museum Meteorite
Item: 31.1 Dimensions: 260 x 130 x 8 mm Weight: 1257 g
This meteorite was found on display at the Carver Museum in Tuskegee, Alabama. It is a nickle-poor ataxite and shows no discernible pattern.
Partial/complete: Complete slice
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3


Country: USA
Region: Alabama
Found: ~1930
Group: Iron
Type: Hexahedrite
Class: IIA
Total known weight: 94kg

This meteorite was found on display in the Carver Museum, Tuskegee. It is a nickle-poor ataxite. A mass of iron was brought to the Carver Museum in Tuskegee, Alabama, by a farmer from Macon Co. in the 1930′s, Met. Bull. 59, Meteoritics, 1981, 16, p.194. Listed, exact locality unknown, L.LaPaz, Cat. Coll. Inst. Met. Univ. New Mexico, 1965. The iron was named Carver and described, L.LaPaz, Univ. New Mexico Publ. in Meteoritics, 1969, (no. 8) p.155. Alabama is a synonym of both Lime Creek, a Ni-rich ataxite and Walker County, a hexahedrite, A.L.Graham et al., Cat. Met., 1985, p.94. Analysis, 5.5% Ni, 59 ppm Ga, 184 ppm Ge, 12 ppm Ir, A.Kracher et al., GCA, 1980, 44, p.773.