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Peña Blanca Spring (Brewster County, Texas, USA) Aubrite (stone) Fell 2nd August 1946

This meteorite fell into a small spring during the Summer of 1946, startling several people nearby who were having lunch by the pool. One guy jumped into the water to recover the fragments, which is just as well really because Pena Blañca Springs contains water soluble minerals. This rare type of stony meteorite was formed by igneous processes and is called an aubrite - aubrites are formed mostly of the mineral enstatite and are also referred to as enstatite achondrites.

Note the image of the spring itself and the guy that jumped into the water to rescue it.


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