This beautiful piece was acquired in 2004 at the Arizona Gem and Mineral Show, and has been in storage ever since. It weighs 22.5 oz. And stands about 2 3/4 inches high and 1/14 inches wide.I call it my Parrot piece because one picture reminds me of a parrot. The Campo del Cielo iron meteorite fell 4200 - 4700 years ago, about 1000 km northwest of Buenos Aires in Argentina. More than 100 tons of material has been recovered so far.
The main body of the meteorite - which had a diameter of at least 5 meters before it entered Earth's atmosphere - broke into pieces after atmospheric entry. Due to the high velocity of the meteorite of several km/s (ten thousand miles per hour) the surfaces of the pieces heated up and melted.
Some Campo del Cielo specimens have nice regmaglypts attesting to the enormous heat and speeds to which the fragments were exposed during their atmospheric flight. The item "Campo Del Cielo Meteorite" is in sale since Saturday, September 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Meteorites & Tektites". The seller is "abbyma5981blue" and is located in Thomasville, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.