[meteorite-list] NP Article, 04-1903 Diamond in a Meteorite

From: MARK BOSTICK <thebigcollector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:18:27 2004
Message-ID: <OE83K7GfLXAxemCYc2600022b02_at_hotmail.com>

Paper: The Daily Chronicle
City: Elyria, Oh
Date: Friday, April 17, 1903
Page: 3

Diamond in a Meteorite

     The finest diamond ever imported paid no duty to the customs officers,
having smuggled itself in from some other planet in a meteorite. Packed in
a think envelope of meteoric iron, it fell to earth in Diablo canyon, at the
foot of Crater mountain, Arizona. Its coating being broken in numerous
particles by conact with the rocky formation of the ground. A party of
geologists discovering these fragments at first thought them indications of
a remarkable pure vein of iron ore, but their true character was soon
discerned, and in one of the pieces picked up by Prof. G. A. Koenig, the
diamond was found imbedded. It is now on exhibition at the American Museum
of Natural History. - Washington Star.
Received on Fri 14 Feb 2003 11:51:55 AM PST

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