Camp Verde Meteorite

In 1927 a pot hunter named George Dawson was digging through a ruin in Camp Verde when he came upon a stone burial cyst. When he opened it he discovered a feather blanket. Wrapped within that blanket was a 135-pound iron meteorite, since known as the Camp Verde Meteorite. Dawson eventually sold the meteorite to the famous meteorite collector H. H. Nininger. When Nininger’s collection was sold upon his death, the iron meteorite ended up at Arizona State University, where it has remained since. Scientist studying the meteorite believe it is a fragment of the same meteorite that formed Meteorite Crater outside Winslow. But how the object ended up in a pueblo along the Verde River and why it was found wrapped in a feather blanket remains a mystery.

This meteorite is 135 lb!