Meteoritic Iron Shale from Meteor Crater (macro)3D Model
Locality: Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA
Size: 3.7 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
Description: Meteor Crater (also known as Barringer Crater) is a meteorite impact crater located in the desert of northern Arizona (USA). The site had several earlier names, and fragments of the meteorite are officially called the Canyon Diablo Meteorite, after the adjacent Cañon Diablo. The crater was created about 50,000 years ago.
This iron shale sample has a laminated structure, consisting of iron oxides and produced by the weathering of the initial iron meteorite. So, it is not a meteorite anymore it is what a meteorite turns into. Iron shale was once the most common meteoritic material to be seen around the area of Meteor Crater.
Concept & 3D-modelling by Andrei Ionut APOPEI