Canyon Diablo Meteorite; MET16

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Canterbury Museum

Name/Title

Canyon Diablo Meteorite

About this object

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.

Measurements

485kg (W)

Credit Line

Canyon Diablo Meteorite, Canterbury Museum, MET16, New Zealand

Object Type

Meteorite

Object number

MET16

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