Iron - IIIAB
    Oregon, United States - (45° 22'N, 122° 35'W)
    Similar to the previous two lots, the late Dr. Martin Prinz of the Museum of Natural History removed the crown section of the Willamette meteorite in 1997 to provide the public with a window to the meteorite's unique internal matrix. As was indicated in the Introduction to Meteorites on page 4, when only one meteorite is recovered and no additional specimens exist from the same event, meteorites are always subdivided-and Prinz's decision to cut the meteorite proved fortuitous despite wide criticism. After Prinz passed away, Dr. John Wasson, an internationally renowned expert on iron meteorites, reported a new feature on the meteorite's cut face never before documented in any meteorite. "Fascinating," wrote Wasson. "We cannot remember having seen angular FeS fragments entrained into a eutectic melt before." Science was served, and now offered is a partial slice of Willamette's re-crystallized matrix. 32 x 32 x 1.5mm (1.25 x 1.25 x 0.1 inches) and 14.58 grams

    Provenance: American Museum of Natural History, New York City

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    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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