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#1 Greg K.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:33 PM

Our family visited the American Museum of Natural History in NYC on 4/20. Of interest to this forum, they have a Hall of Meteorites, as well as the Willamette meteorite from Oregon on display at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. I didn't get to spend an enormous amount of time in the hall, but here are a few pictures I managed to get:

The Hall of Meteorites
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Ahnighito, the largest chuck of the Cape York meteorite that landed in Greenland, clocks in at 34 tons. They say its the largest meteorite on display at a museum.
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Pertinent info
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Martian samples
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Canyon Diablo #1 from Coconino County, AZ
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Canyon Diablo #2
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:35 PM

The Willamette meteorite has a long history at the museum.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:42 PM

A closeup:

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:46 PM

Info on the Willamette meteorite:

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:47 PM

The Native American take:

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:33 PM

cool info one day i will go to a museum again and check them out. thanks for this
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:42 PM

That's a very cool gallery! I'd love to see those irons live. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:00 PM

Hey guys, you distract the guards and I roll the Williamette meteorite out the back door into an awaiting cargo truck! :lol:

Nice photos Greg! Thanks for sharing them. I need to see that exhibit one day.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:07 AM

Hi Greg,

I agree with Mike. Very nice photos! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:20 AM

Hey guys, you distract the guards and I roll the Williamette meteorite out the back door into an awaiting cargo truck! :lol:

Nice photos Greg! Thanks for sharing them. I need to see that exhibit one day.


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Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:36 PM

Hey guys, you distract the guards and I roll the Williamette meteorite out the back door into an awaiting cargo truck! :lol:


I'am in...we can also grab that C-14 outside the museum gift shop. :silly: :stooges:


Great pictures Greg!


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