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Canyon Diablo (AMNH 2235)

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This is the second-largest surviving fragment of the Canyon Diablo meteorite that formed Meteor Crater; it probably broke off when the main mass hit the atmosphere.

Collection Information

CANYON DIABLO

Coconino County, Arizona, USA

AMNH 2235

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Meteorites, Asteroids--Collisions with Earth, Meteor Crater (Ariz.), Astrogeology, Meteorite craters, Collisions (Astrophysics)

Audience: General