The Florence Meteorite, the history of which is given below,1 is of interest because of its excellent state of preservation and petrographic characters. The stone was a small one, measuring 11.5×14×11 cm. and weighed 3640 grams before cutting. The shape was roughly rectangular with four faces approximately plane the other two being rounded. All faces except the rounded ones show the characteristic pitted surfaces, the largest pits being 2 cm. in greatest dimensions. The unbroken surface of the stone is black while the interior is light gray. The black surface material is present as an exceedingly thin skin of oxidation. Plate I, figure 2 shows the external features of the meteorite.

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