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Canyon Diablo meteorite. Big iron with graphite inclusion.

Canyon Diablo meteorite. Big iron with graphite inclusion

Canyon Diablo meteorite. Big iron with graphite inclusion

Characteristics

Weight

2512 grams

Fall

50.000 years ago

Discovered

Prehistoric, by Natives

Rediscovered

1891, by Westerners

$2.100

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Description

Canyon Diablo meteorite fell on the Earth around 50.000 years ago and created one of the most spectacular craters on Earth, The Meteor Crater (also known as Barringer Crater). It has a diameter of 1.2km and is 170m deep and is located in Arizona, United States. Meteorites have been found scattered around the crater rim and were already known and used in prehistoric times by Native Americans to make tools. After the discovery by Westerners in 1891, large quantities of this meteorite were removed from the area, and over the years the site has been almost completely cleaned. As a result, looking for meteorites is now forbidden by the government.

Due to its characteristics, Canyon Diablo is classified as an IAB main group iron meteorite. Specimens are usually small due to the huge explosion that broke the meteor.

In this lot, one specimen of Canyon Diablo is offered. This piece has a huge graphite inclusion in the center. It has been cleaned.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

Last 2 pictures are courtesy of NASA.

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