Campos of this quality, loaded with so many deep thumbprints all over are very Hard to Find and rarely come up for sale. I Hunted for 25 years to find this one!! This is One of my Best Campos from my Private World Class Meteorite Collection! This is a 480 gram Premium, iron-nickel new Campo del Cielo meteorite from Argentina.
It measures 3 inches across and weighs more than 1.2 Pounds. This specimen is covered with many Deep Regmaglypts & Thumbprints. There are many dimples, grooves, ridges, indentations and Deep Thumbprints on Both Sides (Very Rare), from its ablative flight through the upper atmosphere. On one side is a Massive, Deep, 2 inch long double Thumbprint with smaller multiple thumbprints inside.These surface features represent softer parts of the meteorite that melted away from the heat of compressed air Facing toward impact. This specimen has a Rare, Beautiful Classic Meteoric Sculpted Shape & Features of Hi Museum Quality found on less than 1% of all Campos. Only the Top Meteorites Look Great at every Angle and are loaded with Multiple Deep Thumbprints. Classified as a Group IAB Og polycrystalline, octahedrite, Campos were rediscovered by Spanish Conquistadors in 1576.
Origin: The Campo Meteorite Strewn Field is 500 miles N of Buenos Aries, Argentina. History : The first record of the Campo 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 to The location of the find which was the Campo del Cielo (Asteroid).
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, arid plain, little water, no rocks- Excellent Conditions for meteorites.
Fall occurred in 1576 AD. Comes with its own Lexan Meteorite Stand for viewing from all angles. Now on Sale For 3 Days Only. The item "Huge AAA 480 gm Campo Del Cielo Iron-Nickel Meteorite Deep Thumbprints, Premium" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Meteorites & Tektites".The seller is "continuum777" and is located in Marshalltown, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States.