(Field of Heaven or Field of the Sky). 13.26 Pounds 6,018 Grams.
6 ½ (tall) x 4 /12 (wide) x 5 (deep). A large superior Campo del Cielo meteorite with numerous, points, ridges, regmaglypts and ablation cavities. It stands naturally as depicted in pictures 1, 6, 9, 11. Eleven total pictures have been added showing virtually every angle. Picture 6 seems to show the profile of a human face, facing to the left.This has been in my personal collection for some time. Treated for protection against corrosion. A large very EYE APPEALING meteorite!! Note: Photograph 1 (LED lighting). Had difficulty photographing the abaltion cavities in natural lighting, so I selected LED, which better shows this feature. More pictures can be made available if requested. The one-centimeter cube featured in all the picture is to provide you with a size comparison and is NOT included in the sale. One of the worlds oldest and largest documented meteorites finds located in northern Argentina. It was first written about in 1576 by the Spanish when they learned about it from indigenous tribes. Campo del Cielo (Field of Heaven or Field of the Sky) was a fitting name for the location of the meteorite since the actual fall is believed to have been witnessed the Indian tribes of that time believing that the iron fell from the heavens. Neither group at this time actually knew of its extra-terrestrial origin which had yet to be understood. Subsequent searches over the centuries have found many examples over a large region. Scientists using radiocarbon dating of charred wood found in the craters beneath meteorite fragments have determined the meteorite struck Earth 4,000 to 6,000 years. Campo del Cielo features overall around 520 square mile of meteorite impact. The strewn field encompasses 14 known craters in the Chaco province and 26 craters in Santiago de Estero province. By some estimates, before entering the atmosphere the meteoroid weighed around 600 tons, but half that mass likely burned up in the atmosphere. The meteorites recovered range in size from small stones weighing on a few grams to a behemoth weighing in at 37 tons making it the second heaviest singly piece meteorite recovered in the world. A recent discovery was made of an extension to this strewn field.
Two fields are connected and may indicate a high-altitude breakup creating two separate fields that are miles apart. The many meteorites found in this new area, which include the examples in this collection, are often referred to as the New Campo del Cielo.
Campo del Cielo is described as a polycrystalline coarse octahedrite (Og). Widmanstätten bandwidth 3 ±0.6 mm.Is classified in Group I AB complex, composed of 92.6 Iron; 6.68% Nickel. 0.43% Cobalt; 0.25% Phosphorus; 87 ppm Gallium; 40 ppm Germanium; and 3.6 ppm Iridium. As a member of the International Meteorite Collectors Association. IMCA 5107 INTERNATIONAL METEORITE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION. The item "Large Campo del Cielo Meteorite 13.27 pounds (6,020 grams) Eye Appealing" is in sale since Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Meteorites & Tektites". The seller is "jrmfraction" and is located in Chesapeake, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.