Red River County Meteorite
Item: 51.1 Dimensions: 48 x 40 x 40 mm Weight: 168 g
This is one of the 12 small specimens found on the farm of the Williamson family.
Partial/complete: Fragment
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3


Country: USA
Region: Texas
Found: 1926
Group: Iron
Type: Octahedrite, Coarse
Class: IAB-sLL
Total known weight: 14.9kg

Masses of 2.7kg, 1.3kg, and 0.9kg were found in 1926 one mile E of Deport; at least 23 more masses totalling a further 10kg were found later, M.H.Hey, Cat. Met., 1966, p.133. Described and analyzed, 7.9% Ni, C.Palache and F.A.Gonyer, Am. Miner., 1932, 17, p.357. Further analysis, 8.11% Ni, 69.9 ppm Ga, 255 ppm Ge, 2.2 ppm Ir, J.T.Wasson, Icarus, 1970, 12, p.407. Description, V.F.Buchwald, Handbook of Iron Meteorites, Univ. of California, 1975, p.531. Pb isotopic composition, C.G