All of our meteorites are 100% Genuine Specimens & c ome with a Certificate of Authentication! Location Found: Campo del Cielo, Argentina.
Size: 38 x 37 x 30mm. Campo del Cielo Nickel-Iron Meteorite. From Campo del Cielo, Argentina, is around 4-6,000 years old.
Campo del Cielo is a Nickel-Iron Meteorite, classified by the width of its Widmanstatten pattern as a coarse octahedrite. The original huge mass fell approximately 6000 years ago in Argentina, about 500 miles NNW of Buenos Aries.
The first record of the Campo del Cielo meteorite 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 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- good country in which to find meteorites. The items image shows the. We also keep a record of every image we upload. The item "Campo del Cielo Nickel-Iron Meteorite Fell in Argentina Space Rock RSR609" is in sale since Thursday, August 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Meteorites & Tektites".The seller is "ukge-silvergeo" and is located in Southwold. This item can be shipped worldwide.