Hello and greetings from Joshua Tree Imports. Our brick and mortar store is located in beautiful, downtown Lakeville, Indiana. Stop in for a visit if you're ever in Northern Indiana! It's been cut in half, polished and etched.
It measures 3 & 3/8 inches across. The back side of the specimen is covered with regmaglypts, also called thumbprints. There are dimples, grooves, ridges and indentations from its high velocity ablative flight through the upper atmosphere. These surface features represent softer parts of the meteorite that melted away from the unevenly distributed heat of compressed air in front of the meteorite ram pressure. Campo is classified as a Group IAB Og polycrystalline, coarse octahedrite.
Campo del Cielo meteorites are composed of 93% iron, 6.7% nickel and trace amounts of various elements and compounds, including troilite inclusions. The approximately 5000 year old Campo strewnfield and its 25 craters was rediscovered by Spanish Conquistadors in 1576. 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 Regmaglypted Iron Meteorite Cut In Half & Etched 420.5 Grams" is in sale since Tuesday, August 18, 2020. 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.