The Odessa Meteorite
Since the 1920's, when the crater was recognized as being meteoritic in origin, 10 tons or more of weathered meteorite fragments have been dug from the area, some of them up to eight miles away. More fragments have disintegrated into completely oxidized meteoritic shale in the intervening centuries. The main mass of the meteorite is believed to have vaporized on impact. Estimates put that at a minimum of 500 tons.
The structure of the Odessa meteorites is very similar to that of the Canyon Diablo meteorites, from Barringer Crater in Arizona. They are coarse octahedrites, and display the distinctive Widmanstätten pattern when cut and polished.
The remains of the crater -- still 500 plus feet in diameter, but on average only about 6 feet below the surrounding plain -- have been designated a National Landmark, and can be seen just south of Interstate 20, west of Odessa, Texas. More information can be found at The Odessa Meteor Crater, as well as in Rocks From Space, by O. Richard Norton.