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    A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF THE QUINTESSENTIAL AMERICAN METEORITE
    Iron coarse octahedrite - IAB-MG
    Meteor Crater, Coconino County, Arizona, USA - (35° 3'N, 111° 2'W)


    Hailing from the most famous and well-preserved meteorite crater in the entire world, this spectacular fragment from the Canyon Diablo ("Canyon of the Devil") meteorite was part of a small asteroid that struck present day Arizona some 45,000 years ago with the force of more than 100 atomic bombs! Leaving a crater nearly one mile long and 600 feet deep, evidence of the incredible impact is still obvious today, and it is no surprise that fragments were ejected more than 11 miles from the point of impact as the main mass vaporized resulting in Meteor Crater outside of Winslow, Arizona. An exquisite specimen by any standards, this complete mass has great character and is unusually lustrous for a Canyon Diablo. This sublime sculpture from outer space is covered with large but shallow regmaglypt "thumprints" over much of the surface but also displays several deeper holes - adding to the character of this classic example.
    Measurements: 21.59 x 12.7 x 6.99 cm (8.5 x 5 x 2.75 inches) and 6058.1 grams (13.36 pounds).


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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