||ME-595 McKENZIE DRAW (b), GAINES COUNTY, TEXAS, USA - Stone.
Chondrite (H4). CM REF: None (NEW!). Found: 1989, Summer -- recognized as a
meteorite: 1991. Two distinctly different individuals were found in the same area as the
McKenzie Draw (a), described under item ME-573. These were both determined to be H4
stones, yet the MeKenzie Draw (a) and (b) have markedly different appearances! Information
on both (a) and (b) appears in METEORITICS, Vol. 27, No. l, March l992, P.
ll3. All specimens offered here were supplied by Terry Schmidt of the Tiara Observatory,
who was responsible for helping to authenticate these finds, and for providing the
write-up for METEORITICS. A Xerox copy of the information from
METEORITICS will be sent with each specimen ordered. The McKenzie Draw (b) has
a mottled, red-brown to brown-black matrix with scattered, limited distribution of small
metallic flakes. Thin, metallic gunmetal black color micro veinlets are very obvious over
the cut and polished surface of each specimen. Chondrules are light gray-tan in color. All
examples are slices, with the exception of items F) and I), which are end cuts. The cut
and polished surface on item I) was prepared on one end of the specimen, and the fusion
crust is present over a portion of the back of the specimen. All examples show a portion
of the reddish-brown fusion crust, except items A) and J). The edges of the slices without
fusion crust have natural, irregular surfaces -- no saw cuts. Pricing is at +/- $6.00 per
gram, which is quite reasonable considering the rarity of this H4 (only two individuals
found, total weight 2.99 kg.).
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