Oliver, Nebraska Farm Find, Crusted Slice with Huss Number, 8.09g

The Oliver meteorite was first recovered from a farm in Kimball County Nebraska in 1984 and samples were acquired by Glenn Huss. Unlike many farm finds, this meteorite had a relatively fresh, black, fusion crust that is well preserved. The interior matrix is also quite fresh, with a pale yellowish groundmass. The matrix shows chondrules and metal flecks. It was analyzed and classified as a L6 chondrite.

The specimen being offered here is a part slice from the Glenn Huss collection. It has a hand painted number - H443.32. This slice weighs 8.09 grams. It has a stripe of black fusion crust on one edge.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. Your purchase will include a copy of the AML label and a padded storage box.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on Oliver :



Place of find: Kimball County, Nebraska, USA.

41°12'N., 103°41'W.

Date of find: July 1984

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa25.0.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 6.69 kg

Circumstances of find: The single, wholly crusted, mass was found in a field. The crust is very fresh and dark, contrasting with the yellow-grey, slightly oxidized interior of the stone.

Source: G.I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA.

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