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Canyon Diablo (Coconino County, Arizona, USA) IAB (iron) Found 1891

Probably the best known of all meteorites, thanks to the huge and impressive impact crater on the plains near Canyon Diablo, Arizona, known as Meteor Crater, and the frequent publicity it receives in countless astronomy shows on TV, books etc.

Canyon Diablo's were once a very common iron meteorite and readily available to buy. Everyone had at least one piece in their collection, and newcomers to the hobby would place it very near the top of their collection "wish list". These days, it can still be purchased after a bit of looking around, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to find and the price has risen dramatically as supplies dwindle. It's been illegal to hunt for meteorites on the land surrounding Meteor Crater for many years, so all that remains are those already in private hands and the museums.



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