Zapata County Meteorite

Zapata County Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Zapata County
  • Year Discovered: 1930
  • Approximate Recovery Location: 2222+22 Escobas, TX, USA
  • Precise Recovery Location: (27.0, -99.0)
  • Mass: grams
  • Classification: Iron
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Zapata County Meteorite

The Zapata County meteorite was discovered in 1930. It was recovered in 2222+22 Escobas, TX, USA (27.0, -99.0). It has a mass of grams.

Zapata County is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Zapata County’s official classification is Iron. The classification “Iron” refers to a type of meteorite primarily composed of iron and nickel metals, but it hasn’t been fully categorized into specific subtypes or classes within the iron meteorite group. These meteorites are mainly formed from molten metal that has solidified.

The Zapata County meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/18/24

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