Cape York meteorite slice. One of the most famous meteorites in the world. is one of the largest known iron meteorites, classified as a medium octahedrite in chemical group IIIAB. The date of the meteorite fall is debated, but was probably within the last few thousand years. It was known to local Inuit for centuries, who used it as a source of meteoritic iron for tools.
This specific specimen comes from the Agpalilik specimen which is displayed in the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Virtually all kilos of this meteorite are in museums around the world. Hence, a private purchase of this meteorite is almost imposible.
Weight is 3,8 grams.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
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- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Cape York meteorite
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Météorite historique du musée
- 4 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- 1894, Groenland
- Origine (pays)