Purchased from Blaine Reed and he labeled this as 1AC. When looking at this up close in person it really is hard to see a definative (C) – possible controversy!!
Deport is an Iron, Coarse Octahedrite (IAB). Found in Red River County, Texas in 1926.
The Deport story told by Blaine Reed and several others is as follows;
These important specimens are among the very first meteorites that Oscar Monnig cataloged for his collection. These were labeled by having a flat spot ground into them and then metal punches were used to apply their catalog number. These all were labeled in the same style as very early Nininger specimens; a number for the locality (number 1 in this case for Deport – the first locality entered into Monnig’s collection) followed by a letter for the order in which the specimen was cataloged starting with the letter A. The curators at TCU had no idea that Monnig had ever used such a system of recording and labeling until these pieces were discovered in a batch of what were supposed to be Odessa specimens. Inspection of their Deport specimens revealed though that they indeed had at least one similar labeled specimen. This was a 1158.7 gram Deport individual (now labeled M1.1, and considered the collections “first specimen”) that has the metal punched label 1B. (Blaine Reed Card)