Nininger Canyon Diablo Meteorite

A sculptural iron octahedrite meteorite from the famous Barringer crater, Coconino county, Arizona. A beautiful fragment dating to the formation of our solar system, around 4.57 billion years ago.

Around 50,000 years ago, a 160-foot-wide piece of iron shattered off an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter and hurled 8 miles a second towards the Earth, creating one of the largest and best preserved impact craters.

Fragments of this extra-terrestrial iron were found by native Americans and later studied and collected by the pioneers of Meteoritics.

This wonderful scarred and broken 3.8 kg lump of octahedrite iron forms part of this famous meteorite and was collected by 'the father of meteoritics' himself, H.H. Nininger.

Nininger Canyon Diablo Meteorite. A sculptural iron octahedrite meteorite from the famous Barringer crater, Coconino county, Arizona. A beautiful fragment dating to the formation of our solar system, around 4.57 billion years ago. Around 50,000 years ago, a 160-foot-wide piece of iron shattered off an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter and hurled 8 miles a second towards the Earth, creating one of the largest and best preserved impact craters. Fragments of this extra-terrestrial iron were found by native Americans and later studied and collected by the pioneers of Meteoritics. This wonderful scarred and broken 3.8 kg lump of octahedrite iron forms part of this famous meteorite and was collected by 'the father of meteoritics' himself, H.H. Nininger.

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