Copyright 2011 - M.Bandli - Historic Meteorites
Historical Notes: Six masses with a total weight of approximately 43 kilograms were found during a period of about 20 years begining in 1859. All six masses were purchased by Foote Mineral around 1899.
Foote, W.M. (1899), Note on a new meteoric iron found near the Tombigbee River, near Choctaw and Sumter Counties, Alabama, USA. The American Journal of Science, VIII, pp 153-156.
Collection No. B269.1 - A 13.52 gram part slice.
Provenance: William S. Vaux (1811-1882); by deposit to The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP)
Above: Photo excerpt of the first mass found in 1859. (Source: Foote, 1899)
Above: Specimen with Schreibersite. Dark patch is an apparent bead of glue from being displayed at the Academy.
Above: Modern day ANSP label.