Pierceville (iron) is a strange oxidized iron meteorite that was first recovered from rural Kansas in 1917. When word of the meteorite reached Harvey Nininger and his wife Addie, they went to find site in Finney county Kansas and recovered a large mass of iron meteorite covered in a thick oxidized shale rind. It was officially classified as a type III-AB iron meteorite that is very oxidized, although some scant samples with fresh metal do exist. Most of this meteorite resides in museums and very little of this historic, Nininger-related recovery is available to collectors.
The specimen being offered here is an uncut fragment of shale. It has had a light cleaning and weighs 39 grams. It comes with the original Meteorite Research & Recovery specimen card (MR&R) and provenance information for the previous owner and original owner.
Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. It weighs 39 grams. Your purchase will include an ID label, original specimen card, and padded storage box.