Canyon Diablo Meteorite; MET16


Canterbury Museum


Canyon Diablo Meteorite

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At 485kg, this fragment is the largest piece of the Canyon Diablo Meteorite held outside of the U.S. The meteorite is thought to have crashed into the Arizona Desert about 49,000 years ago. Canterbury Museum acquired this specimen in 1897, probably in exchange for moa bones.


485kg (W)

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Canyon Diablo Meteorite, Canterbury Museum, MET16, New Zealand

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