Beautifully polished to a shine is this 3405 grams Campo Del Cielo Iron Meteorite from Argentina. It has been in a stable manner, in my collection display for at least 3 years.
It presents itself with nice dark black silicate throughout its surface area. Clean, bright shine from a difficult process of polishing and buffing by hand. The Campo del Cielo refers to a group of iron meteorites or to the area where they were found situated on the border between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero , 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) northwest of Buenos Aires , Argentina. The crater field covers an area of 3×20 kilometers and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 115×91 meters. The craters' age is estimated as 4,0005,000 years.
The craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576, but were already well known to the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. The craters and the area around contain numerous fragments of an iron meteorite. The total weight of the pieces so far recovered exceeds 100 tonnes, making the meteorite the heaviest one ever recovered on Earth. The largest fragment, consisting of 37 tonnes, is the second heaviest single-piece meteorite recovered on Earth, after the Hoba meteorite.
Comes with a colorful laminated certificate of authenticity with the meteorites picture. Checkout my other listings and add me to your Favorite list. The item "3405g Nice Bright polished slightly silicated Campo Del Cielo Iron Meteorite" is in sale since Saturday, April 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Meteorites & Tektites".
The seller is "aaameteorites" and is located in Sumas, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Jordan, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Oman, Peru, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.