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Willamette

Willamette

  • Exhibition Text

    • Broken Crystals

      Willamette once had a Widmanstätten structure similar to the one in Owens Valley (above). However, its crystals were reheated and recrystallized into new shapes. In this case, the heat came from collisions with asteroids in space. Other iron meteorites, however, were partially recrystallized on Earth when people used them as anvils.

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  • Collection Information

    • WILLAMETTE

      Found 1902 Clackamas County, Oregon, USA

      IIAB

      AMNH 2234

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Crystals, Iron-nickel alloys, Meteorites, Iron, Mineralogy

      Audience: General

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