Willamette Meteorite

DB & meteoriteOn display in the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), is the Willamette Meteorite.  It is composed of iron and nickel and weighs over 15 tons.  It is the one of the largest meteorites ever found, and the largest found to date in North America.  It was “discovered” in the Willamette Valley, Oregon in 1902 by a settler named Ellis Hughs (even though Native Americans had already known about it).  There is no crater at the discovery site which led scientists to believe that the meteorite probably landed in Canada or Montana and was transported via glacial movement to the Oregon site.  Kinda awesome.  I check it out every time I go to NYC.

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