Grant meteorite

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Grant meteorite
Type Iron
Country United States
Region Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
Observed fall No
Found date 1929
TKW 1,060 pounds (480 kg)
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The Grant Meteorite is a meteorite that was discovered in the Zuni Mountains, about 45 miles (72 km) south of Grants, New Mexico (for which it was named).[1] It was unearthed in 1929 although the date of its original groundfall is unknown.[1]

The meteorite is a roughly conical mass of iron about 21.875 inches (55.56 cm) in height and 22.875 to 29.375 inches (58.10 to 74.61 cm) in base dimension, weighing 1,060 pounds (480 kg).[1] After discovery, the meteorite was sold to the Smithsonian Institution.[1] It has since been used in a wide variety of scientific studies.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d Leonard, Frederick C.; Nininger, H.H. (1934). "Notes from the Society for Research on Meteorites". Popular Astronomy. 42: 511. Bibcode:1934PA.....42..511L. 
  2. ^ Fisher, David E. (1961). "Space Erosion of the Grant meteorite". Journal of Geophysical Research. 66 (5): 1509–1511. Bibcode:1961JGR....66.1509F. doi:10.1029/JZ066i005p01509. 
  3. ^ Maringer, R.E.; Manning, G.K. "Aerodynamic heating of the Grant meteorite". Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 18 (3): 157–161. doi:10.1016/0016-7037(60)90083-1. 
  4. ^ Fireman, EL (January 1959). "The Distribution of Helium-3 in the Grant Meteorite and a Determination of the Original Mass". Planetary and Space Science. 1 (1): 66–70. doi:10.1016/0032-0633(59)90027-3.