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About 50,000 years ago, when the area was a cooler, sparsely wooded grassland inhabited by giant ground sloths and mammoths, a meteorite fell to Earth. The meteorite was made of nickel-iron, about 50 meters across and traveling around 50,000km per hour. About half of the meteorite was vaporized on impact.
The crater was named Canyon Diablo before the name was changed to Meteor Crater, although scientists refer to it as Barringer Crater. It is located between Winslow and Flagstaff in Arizona.
Each fragment is attached to a wood base by a magnet. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.