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    CANYON DIABLO METEORITE - PALM-SIZED IRON
    AMERICAN METEORITE

    Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Meteor Crater, Coconino County, Arizona

    Similar to the previous lot, this is a palm-sized meteorite from the same event just described. While it stands in a variety of positions, a scoop on the reverse was most probably created by the ejection of a graphite nodule. With softened ridges separating its numerous faces, this is a lively fragment of the asteroid belt-like all iron meteorites- recovered at Canyon Diablo ("The Devil's Canyon"), the most famous American meteorite impact and the best preserved meteorite crater on Earth. 58 x 61 x 52 mm (2.25 x 2.5 x 2 inches) and 489 grams (1 pound).


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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