Project Description

Glorieta Mountain

The Glorieta Mountain Goddess was found in December of 2007 by R. Ward’s team while filming a documentary. This incredible 56.5 kilogram specimen is the finest example of a flight-oriented iron shield in any private collection.
The location has produced some of the most beautiful meteorite specimens from North America. This being Ward’s favorite meteorite location, he has spent many years hunting the strewnfield high in the rugged mountains East of Santa Fe New Mexico.

Glorieta Mountain is classified as a Pallasite, although the majority of finds consist of all iron specimens such as this stunning piece.

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Location: Chelyabinskaya oblast’, Russia
35° 36’N, 105° 48’W
Classification: Pallasite, PMG-an
Witnessed: No
Found: May 1884
TKW: 148 kg

Links: Meteoritical Society