Meteorite From Texas

Where can I find a meteorite in Texas?

I am in college and I have a project due in a month 1/2. My project was to collect space dust from meteor showers and observe the composition. I rather one up it and find an actual meteorite. Is there a specific place in Texas I should look? And when is the best time to go look?

Unfortunately, your chances of finding a meteorite on the ground is only slightly better than winning the lottery.

I found one in my garden some 20 years ago while using the roto-tiller -- I first thought it was a common rock, but when I picked it up, it was way too heavy. So, I went and washed it off -- wow! -- to my surprise, and iron/nickel meteorite.

But THAT will never happen again. Your best chances are in a wind-swept desert or up on the Antarctic plateau.

Hmmmm... come to think of it, a metal detector ought to pick up iron/nickel meteorites -- AND a lot of junk. Good luck!




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