Can you guess what Geoff's very first meteorite find was? If you guessed Canyon Diablo, you're correct! In 1994 on a tour of the Southwestern United States, Geoff — by "dumb luck," according to him — found a small piece of Canyon Diablo several miles outside of Meteor Crater. That experience threw his fervor for meteorites into overdrive and would eventually lead to his first email correspondence with Steve in 1996. 

Canyon Diablo (Iron IAB-MG)

Found in United States, 1891

 

Meteor Crater is the most recognizable and best-known meteorite feature on Earth and is visited by many thousands of tourists annually. Recent studies estimate its age at 61,000 years.

 

It was also the first proven meteorite crater. Geologist, miner, entrepreneur, and visionary Daniel Barringer was convinced the feature was a meteorite crater, defying the popular opinion of so-called experts at the time. Barringer spent a fortune searching for what he believed to be a giant meteorite buried under the crater. He was right about the crater, but wrong about the meteorite. We now know that the mass fragmented and part of it vaporized upon impact. But Barringer’s insight and determination gave him an honored place in meteorite history and the site is still sometimes referred to as Barringer Crater.

 

Every meteorite is unique; yours will be similar to the one photographed, but not exactly the same. 

Meteor Crater Meteorite Men Collectible

$35.00Price
  • Approximately 7-10 gram Canyon Diablo iron meteorite, Meteorite Men photo, postcard and embossed Certificate of Authenticity, and specimen identification card.


    $35.00 with free shipping in the USA!

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