Canyon Diablo


A natural fragment of the Canyon Diablo meteorite.

Specimen Name: Canyon Diablo

Specimen Type: Iron meteorite

Location of Find: Arizona, USA

Date of Find:1891

This meteorite is made up of Coarse Octahedrite. Coarse Ochaedrite is a common form of iron in meteorites. It is made when the iron cools without other compounds joining its structure. The Canyon Diablo Metorite gets its name from the canyon of Diablo which lies just a short 5 km from the site of the meteor crash. The closest town to the site is also called the town of Canyon Diablo because of its proximity to the canyon. Canyon Diablo was found my Mr. A Morriston while he was out hunting in Arizona in 1891. However, it is assumed that these meteorites actually fell to earth around 49000 years ago!

The meteorite comes in a small plastic casing with foam to protect each fragment. As well as a Specimen Identification Card for you to display at home. This is perfect as a gift!

Each of our Canyon Diablo fragments is similar to the one shown in the image, however no two fragments are identical.


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