Canyon Diablo meteorite fell on the Earth around 50.000 years ago and created one of the most spectacular craters on Earth, The Barringer Crater. It has a diameter of 1.2km and is 170m deep. Meteorites have been found scattered around the crater rim and were already known and used by pre-historic Native Americans to make tools.
It is an iron meteorite and hence it probably comes from the core of asteroids that were destroyed by impacts with other bodies. It is an alloy of iron-nickel mainly although it contains other trace elements. Due to its characteristics it is classified as an IAB main group iron meteorite.
In this lot, one specimen of Canyon Diablo is offered for auction. It conserves its characteristic sharp angles that remind us of its violent pass through the atmosphere followed by the explosion that made the crater. The piece has been cleaned.
Weight: 184,7 grams.
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Last 2 pictures are courtesy of NASA.
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