Campo del Cielo Meteorite 8.37 kg (18.45 Lbs) 8370 grams - Unique Shaped, Museum Quality. The Campo del Cielo (Field of Heaven or Field of the Sky) 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 by 18.5 kilometers (1.9 by 11.5 mi) and contains at least 30 craters, the largest being 115 by 91 meters (377 by 99 ft). The craters age is estimated between 4,000. 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.
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The item "Campo del Cielo Meteorite 8.37 kg (18.45 Lbs) Unique Shaped, Museum Quality" is in sale since Friday, December 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.
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