Canyon Diablo Meteorite Jewelry Stainless Steel Wire Wrap Pendant Necklace
This is a fabulous piece of meteorite jewelry! This very attractive Canyon Diablo is wrapped in stainless steel in a swirling cosmic design.
The Canyon Diablo meteorite comprises many fragments of the asteroid that impacted at Barringer Crater (Meteor Crater), Arizona, USA. Meteorites have been found around the crater rim and are named for the nearby canyon called Diablo, which lies about four miles west of the crater.
The asteroid fell about 50,000 years ago. The meteorites have been known and collected since the mid-19th century. They had probably also been used by pre-historic Native Americans, as weaponry and trading.
The Barringer Crater was the center of a long scientific-based dispute over the origin of craters. This crater showed little evidence of volcanism and its glaring size suggested its origin as being caused by an asteroid impact. Up until the mid 1950's craters were thought to only be caused by volcanism.
This meteorite is an iron octahedrite, and is part of a strewn field found primarily in Coconino County, Arizona.
Size: 2" L X 1" W X 1/2" D, Weight: 31 grams
Ships with information, Certificate of Authenticity, attractive plush velvet jewelry box and your choice of 19, 20, 21, 22 inch quality braided black cord (look under options in checkout).
Makes an awesome gift for an awesome person!
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