Chicxulub KT Boundary Display, Rare Dinosaur Extinction Relic

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Here is an actual remnant of the impacting asteroid that caused the dinosaur extinction 65 million years ago. During that fateful event, a large asteroid slammed into the Yucatan peninsula area of what is now the Gulf of Mexico. The catastrophic effects killed off the dinosaurs and many other species of life during what is now called the "Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction Event".

The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction even took place approx. 65 million years ago, and it represents the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and many other lifeforms on Earth. This event is thought to be connected to the massive Chicxulub meteorite impact which struck the Earth around that time near what is now the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Rock and sediment deposits from this period are found in layered geologic deposits around the word and this region and time period are now widely referred to as the "KT Boundary" (the initial K taken from the German name for Cretaceous). KT Boundary material is rich in rare metals and has abnormally-high concentrations of iridium, which is considered a hallmark of meteorite impact. Since these deposits are all found in strata same geologic time period (approx. 65 MY), this is pretty solid evidence for a connection between the Chicxulub meteorite impact and the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. 

Each display has a genuine KT-boundary geologic (non-meteoritic) sample from the dinosaur extinction event. This material originates from Iridium-rich layer from the impact event recovered from a sediment exposure in Colorado USA.

The specimen is encased in a clear acrylic gemjar which is placed inside a handsome display box that has a black pebblegrain finish and a glass viewing window. The color prehistoric artwork inside the display has a print of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and dinosaurs overlooking a brilliant impact explosion in the distance. This display would make the ideal gift for someone who has everything. This would also make a fine outreach or educational prop and it would look great on display in the office or observatory.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. Note, each fragment varies slightly in appearance, so your specimen may differ slightly from the one shown.