The craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576 by members of the Spanish military, 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 tons, making the meteorite the heaviest one ever recovered on Earth. The largest fragment, consisting of 37 tons, is the second heaviest single-piece meteorite recovered on Earth, after the Hoba meteorite.Iron, IAB (Main Group), Coarse Octahedrite. 6.62% Ni, 90.0 ppm Ga, 392 ppm Ge, 3.2 ppm Ir, 0.43% Co, 0.25% P. 8.37 Kilograms (18.45 pounds or 8370 grams). 10.5 x 7 x 6.25 266.7mm.
This meteorite is high quality with great character and is museum quality with many nice large regmaglypts (thumbprints) and scoops. Would make a great addition to your collection or museum. Please review photo's carefully for condition as condition is subjective, so please judge for yourself. Feel free to contact me with questions. PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER ITEMS!The item "Campo del Cielo Meteorite 8.37 kg (18.45 Lbs) Unique Shaped, Museum Quality" is in sale since Wednesday, November 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Meteorites & Tektites". The seller is "big_rock" and is located in Helena, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.