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Canyon Diablo IA Coarse Octahedrite

Canyon Diablo is one of the most famous meteorites in the world. The meteorites are the remains of the impactor that formed Meteor Crater (69K GIF) in Arizona USA. This 15.6 kilogram (~34.3 lbs.) specimen displays the classic regmaglypts and fusion crust typical of this iron meteorites.

Canyon Diablo specimens are not commonly found within the crater, but rather, in the canyon for which they are named approximately 3 miles from the crater. They are believed to have blown off the main impactor mass just before impact and landed in the canyon and surrounding area. Canyon Diablo has been a fairly common meteorite, but high quality specimens have become very difficult to find.

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