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Fragments of Cape York

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

Exhibition panel

Fragments of Cape York

A total of eight fragments of the huge Cape York meteorite have been identified; three are on display here. Ahnighito, the large mass in the center of the room, is the biggest piece of Cape York ever discovered. The fragments known as the Woman (straight ahead) and the Dog (left) are considerably smaller and were found near each other, roughly seven kilometers (four miles) from Ahnighito.

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