Deport is an Iron, Coarse Octahedrite (IAB). Found in Red River County, Texas in 1926.
This Deport is from Blaine Reed and Monnig apparently ground this down but never labeled it with a metal punch.
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)
Was this the first one he experimented with the grinding technique or the last!!