Pavell Meteorite Collection
This collection was donated by Larry Pavell, a long-time friend and supporter of the observatory. They can he held in your hand, allowing people to touch something that is 4.5 billion years old!
The Odessa meteorite was found near Odessa, Texas in 1922. It is a 64 gram iron meteorite.
Meteoritical Bulletin Database information can be found here: Odessa
This specimen fell near Juancheng, Shandong China, in 1997. It is a stony meteorite weighing 21 grams. A total of greater than 100 kilograms was recovered.
Meteoritical Bulletin Database information can be found here: Juancheng
The Campo del Cielo is an iron meteorite found near Chaco, Argentina in 1576. Our specimen weighs 47 grams. A total of more than 2000 kilograms was recovered.