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The complete specimen weighs 133.7 grams and measures approximately 43 mm x 41 mm x 37 mm, and bears a black-and-white hand-painted Institute of Meteoritics collection number, K2-306 (from the collection of the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico).
The Odessa meteorites and crater are similar in many ways to the Canyon Diablo meteorites and crater. Not only are they the same type--Group IAB coarse octahedrite--but they both fell in the prehistoric American Southwest. The first meteoritic iron from Odessa was described in 1922. The Odessa Crater was first recognized in the late 1920s as meteoritic in origin by Daniel Barringer, the lawyer-mining engineer that first recognized the origin of the Canyon Diablo Crater.
Odessa, Texas, U.S.A. (31° 43\\\'N, 102° 24\\\'W)
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Hamada Al Hamra desert
Odessa, Texas, U.S.A. …