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Fort Worth, Texas: Oscar Monnig's Meteorites

One of the world's largest private collections of meteorites. Oscar was a dry goods salesman whose routes took him across west Texas and Oklahoma -- prime meteorite territory.

Address:
2950 W. Bowie St., Fort Worth, TX
Directions:
On the Texas Christian U. campus, on the north side of W. Bowie St. just east of its intersection with S. University Drive. Inside the Sid Richardson Science Building. Head up the wheelchair ramp into the building and look for signs directing you to the Monnig Meteorite Gallery.
Hours:
T-F 1-4, Sa 9-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
817- 257-6277
Admission:
Free
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Oscar Monnig's Meteorites.

Oscar Monnig's Meteorites

An amazing collection!

[Brooke Lancaster, 11/24/2015]

Oscar Monnig was a dry goods salesman who collected meteorites from the 1930s until his death in 1999 (The panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma are good places to find meteorites). He left the bulk of his $4 million estate to Texas Christian University to build a viewing gallery for his space rocks.

Monnig Meteorite Gallery

Located on the TCU campus in the Sid W. Richardson Science Building. Monning collected meteorites on his travels around Texas and Oklahoma.

[Paul, 04/01/2015]

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