A 6.2 kg stone was found in 1943 by a man cultivating a cotton field three miles south of Axtell, Texas. The family kept it until 1993 when it was bought by Blaine Reed and distributed. Except for some coloration from terrestrial weathering, it appears very similar to Allende. Close study shows that they are not paired. Axtell belongs to the oxidized-Allende subgroup of CV meteorites (CVoxA).
Axtell contains both fine-grained and coarse-grained calcium–aluminum-rich inclusions. These five photos are at the same scale with the fields of view 3 mm wide. Axtell CV3 thin section. Cross-polarized light.