Canyon Diablo Meteorite

To answer the question what is moissanite, we have to fall back on history. All good things come to us from the heavens and it is somewhat similar with the moissanite info that we have. It was about forty thousand years ago that Indians in Arizona saw a magnificent meteorite hurtling down and hitting the earthÂ’s surface with such an impact and velocity that it formed a crater popularly known as the Diablo Canyon. What is moissanite then? It was in the year 1893 when Dr. Henri Moissan came across this mineral while analyzing the remnants of this great meteorite. It was later analyzed as silicon carbide and given the name moissanite in honor of Dr. Moissan in the year 1905.

If we were to search for natural moissanite info we would have to remain within the rim of the huge crater that resulted from the fall. It is believed that tons of the meteorite mass was cut away and moved hastily across by traders who wasted no time in making money out of the abundance that landed from the heavens.

Scientists have concluded their research by establishing the proof of deposits of vaporized iron particles found around the meteorite crater, which means that the bulk of the 55,000 tons of mass that entered the earthÂ’s surface has vaporized. This has brought to an end intense speculation about its actual whereabouts today.

What Is Moissanite? Is It Natural Then?

Since natural moissanite is rare and virtually not available today, a large part of the moissanite info can be found in the laboratories of scientists experimenting on Silicon Carbide. The luster, and brilliance of moissanite combined with the hardness, was found to be amazing and was soon considered an affordable alternative to diamond.

Other moissanite info are that the optical characteristics of moissanite are remarkable and surpass those of diamond. Unlike diamond, it has been found that moissanite has no cracks and fissures, which help in reflecting light with the magnificence that easily surpasses the reflecting qualities of a diamond.

Most important of all, moissanite has found a place of eminence in modern day lifestyles. Jewelry and ornaments made of moissanite are much more popular today thanks to the sheer luster, brilliance, and finish that moissanite can achieve. It is most widely used in engagement rings, bracelets, earrings and necklace pendants and is widely available as wedding sets and bridal jewelry everywhere. So, what is moissanite? See it to believe it.

Find out more about Imitation Diamonds as well as Moissanite Engagement Rings and other types of Moissanite rings at Peter's website, The Magic of Moissanite.

I wish to know the value of my meteorite.?

It is a Canyon diablo (IA) and weighs 442 grams. I would like to know how much it would go for from the least amount of $ to the estimated most $. Canadian dollars perfered.
Thanks for any help provided.

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Canyon Diablo Meteorite




Canyon Diablo meteorite 1054 gram individual
Canyon Diablo meteorite 1054 gram individual

$45.00 (23 Bids)
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20 Gm  CANYON DIABLO IRON METEORITE  TOP GRADE ARIZONA STAND INCLUDED
20 Gm CANYON DIABLO IRON METEORITE TOP GRADE ARIZONA STAND INCLUDED

$20.66
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Canyon Diablo meteorite 401 gram individual
Canyon Diablo meteorite 401 gram individual

$29.00 (18 Bids)
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Canyon Diablo meteorite 233 gram individual
Canyon Diablo meteorite 233 gram individual

$11.50 (15 Bids)
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38 Gm  CANYON DIABLO IRON METEORITE  TOP GRADE ARIZONA STAND INCLUDED
38 Gm CANYON DIABLO IRON METEORITE TOP GRADE ARIZONA STAND INCLUDED

$35.95
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44 Gm  CANYON DIABLO IRON METEORITE  TOP GRADE ARIZONA STAND INCLUDED
44 Gm CANYON DIABLO IRON METEORITE TOP GRADE ARIZONA STAND INCLUDED

$40.46
25d 5h 51m remaining

Canyon Diablo meteorite 248 gram individual
Canyon Diablo meteorite 248 gram individual

$12.50 (6 Bids)
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Canyon Diablo Meteorite full slice 52 grams
Canyon Diablo Meteorite full slice 52 grams

$86.00
16d 3h 52m remaining

Canyon Diablo meteorite 240 gram individual
Canyon Diablo meteorite 240 gram individual

$15.00 (10 Bids)
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Canyon Diablo Meteorite full slice 104 grams
Canyon Diablo Meteorite full slice 104 grams

$22.00
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Canyon Diablo Meteorite individual 77 grams
Canyon Diablo Meteorite individual 77 grams

$16.00
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Canyon Diablo meteorite 288 gram individual
Canyon Diablo meteorite 288 gram individual

$22.50 (9 Bids)
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