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    END PIECE OF THE WILLAMETTE METEORITE - THE SIXTH LARGEST METEORITE KNOWN TO EXIST
    Iron - IIIAB
    Oregon, United States - (45° 22'N, 122° 35'W)
    This last of four Willamette specimens in this offering reveals both the inner and outer structure of this meteorite. This end piece was cut from the crown section (circled in illustration). Willamette's signature recrsytallized matrix is contrasted by the smooth, curved exterior surface - the result of both weathering and being touched by tens of millions of visitors during its museum residency. This is an end piece of the largest North American Meteorite, accompanied by an old postcard of the meteorite on display at the first Hayden Planetarium. 89 x 67 x 16mm (3.50 x 2.66 x 0.66 inches) and 241.78 grams (0.5 pounds)

    Provenance: American Museum of Natural History, New York City


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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