Meteorites in Texas!! The Odessa Meteor Crater is a meteorite crater in the southwestern part of Ector County, southwest of the city of Odessa of West Texas (USA) found in 1922. This well-developed crater is located at the place of this fall. Over 1500 meteorites have been recovered from the surrounding area over the years, the largest of which weighed approximately 300 pounds (135 kg), but excavations in the main crater confirm that there is no meteorite mass underground and probably never has been.
This material was analyzed as a Nickel-Iron Meteorite Course Octahedrite (IA). It contains silicate inclusions very similar to Campo del Cielo and the Toluca meteorites.
- 525.8 grams (18.5 ounces)
- 116.3 x 66.6 x 32.7 mm (4.5 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches)
Texas Trivia: This is one of three impact crater sites found in Texas, the others being the older and much larger Sierra Madera crater and the Marquez crater.