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It measures 3.75 inches across. This specimen is covered with many regmaglypts, also called thumbprints. There are dimples, grooves, ridges and indentations from its short, high velocity ablative flight through the upper atmosphere. These surface features represent softer parts of the meteorite that melted away from the heat of compressed air in front of the meteorite ram pressure. This specimen has a very nice sculptural shape.Classified as a Group IAB (Og) polycrystalline, coarsest octahedrite, the meteorite is composed of 93% iron, 6.7% nickel and trace amounts of various elements and compounds. The 4,500 year old Campo strewnfield and its 25 craters was rediscovered by Spanish Conquistadors in 1576, after the metal was used by the native population for toolmaking for centuries. These are some of the best quality iron meteorites available in their price range. All meteorites come with an ID card. All meteorites and meteoritic materials are guaranteed authentic and correctly identified. If you have any questions, please message me and thank you for taking the time to look!
The item "Campo Del Cielo Iron-Nickel Meteorite Argentina Heavily Regmaglypted 886 Grams" is in sale since Tuesday, May 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Meteorites & Tektites". The seller is "joshuatreeimports" and is located in Lakeville, Indiana. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.