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    Willamette Meteorite Partial Slice
    Iron, Medium Octahedrite; Shocked and Recrystallized
    Clackamas County, Oregon, USA - (45° 22'N, 122° 35'W)

    This partial slice of the Willamette Meteorite was cut from the 15.5-ton centerpiece exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Willamette Meteorite is the largest Meteorite found in North America and the 6th largest in the world. It is believed the Meteorite fell in Canada or Montana and was deposited in Oregon by a glacier during the last Ice Age. Discovered in 1902, the Meteorite was exhibited at the 1905 World's Fair and sold to Mrs. William E. Dodge, who then gifted the meteorite to the American Museum, where it has since been seen and touched by an estimated 50 million people. Portions of the Willamette Meteorite recrystallized, the result of a cataclysmic collision in outer space, and this specimen features the signature recrystallized character. With one edge of the Meteorite's exterior visible, this is a fine specimen of the most famous Meteorite in the world.
    Overall Measurements: 1.74 x 1.36 x 0.11 inches (4.41 x 3.45 x 0.27 cm), weighs 22.84 gm (0.64 oz.)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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