The Cape York meteorite is one of the most famous of the Iron Meteorites. It was discovered on Saviksoah Island, off of Greenland's Cape York by Admiral Robert E. Peary in 1894. For Centuries before Admiral Peary's discovery, the Native Inuit people of Greenland had used the Cape York as a source of iron for tools and weapons. By the time of Peary's discovery, the native people had started trading for iron from explorers, and they allowed Admiral Peary to remove (with considerable difficulty) the three enormous Cape York meteorites; Ahnighito (the Tent) which weighed 31 tons, the "woman" which weighed 2.5 tons, and the "dog" which weighed 1000 pounds. These three meteorites were sold to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, which is where they still reside today. In the subsequent years several other masses have been found including "Agpalilik" which weighs 22 tons and is thought to be the "man" of native legend. Cape York is classified as a IIIA medium octahedrite.
The Cape York Specimens we are offering below have the brightest etch of any Cape York we have ever seen!
They were cut from an interior section of the 22 ton Agpalilik mass found by Vagn F. Buchwald. Click on the links below for photos and prices of these lovely specimens.
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