This listing is for the New Camp meteorite you see in the photo. NEW CAMPO DEL CIELO METEORITE (IA) coarse Octahedrite with silicate inclusions. This great meteorite was first discovered in 1572 by Spanish explorers in Chaco, Argentina.Many pieces have been found near some impact craters, the largest weighing an immense 35 TONS! This piece is from a new find, many miles from the original strewnfield, a mountainside, several feet underground. This is a gorgeous, fully regmaglypted meteoroid, with no rust! The old Campos are found in the lowlands and have been immersed damp soil for centuries and as a result they are rust balls.
This came from a location where there is no standing water thus is in great condition, rivaling Gibeon in character. This is a great investment piece, and the price is expected to rise. Basic Information · Location: Campo del Cielo, Gran Chaco Gualamba, Argentina, about 500 miles north-northwest of Buenos Aries. Latitude 27 degrees 39 minutes South, Longitude 61 degrees 44 minutes West.
· Structural Class: Coarse octahedrite, Og, Widmanstatten bandwidth 3.0 ±0.6 mm. · Chemical Class: Group I, 6.68% Ni, 0.43% Co, 0.25% P, 87 ppm Ga, 407 ppm Ge, 3.6 ppm Ir. · Time of Fall: 4,000 to 6,000 years ago. History The first record of the Campo was in 1576. A Spanish governor learned of the iron from the Indians who reportedly believed that it had fallen from heaven.
The governor sent an expedition under the command of one Captain de Miraval who brought back a few pieces of a huge iron mass he called Meson de Fierro (large table of iron). The location of the find was the Campo del Cielo (field of the sky or heaven), a fitting name for the location of a meteorite. Since the Indians believed that the irons fell from heaven the name may have come from the meteorites. The area is an open brush-covered plain that has little water and no other rocks--very good country in which to locate meteorites. The Campo del Cielo is described as a polycrystalline coarse octahedrite.
An information card with the location, structure and minerals of the Campo del Cielo Meteorite will be included. The item "Authentic CAMPO DEL CIELO METEORITE" is in sale since Monday, August 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Meteorites & Tektites". The seller is "harry0609" and is located in Carthage, Missouri.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.