Meteorite (Iron Meteorite) 536 Grams
Meteor Crater (Canyon Diablo Crater), Windslow, Coconino County
9 x 4.8 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
new year 2021
A sizable and hefty (536 grams) chunk of Iron (Canyon Diablo) from the famed Meteor Crater of Arizona. This was collected April 3rd, 1940 by Severn Brown, at that time this was called Canyon Diablo hence the name of the Meteorites from this locality. Nice patina overall and some bright metallic areas. Some oxidation is noted, this is usually removed by wire brush when these are sold but we have left this as is in the natural state. This famed locality had produced many Meteorite fragments over the past 110 years, these are now rather uncommon in larger sizes like this. Specimens can be found on line priced from $1.00-8.00 per gram in smaller sizes, larger pieces are usually quite a lot more..
Historic Meteorites with impressive provenance. From G.F. Kunz collection to Amherst college to Warren Johansson (in 1931). Three fragments of Iron meteorite total weight of 19.9 grams, the largest 2.6 CM across, these each have a distinctly different look, a very interesting suite. From the famed May 10th 1879 fall at Estherville, Iowa. Two of the pieces have had some areas ground revealing the bright metallic interior. This was a witnessed fall and was quite famed at that time. The historic details seen on line differ in many details (like this was a 744 pound mass or a 455 pound mass). All accounts do agree this was an exploding meteorite and a spectacular event. Verified fragments are quite rare and well valued.