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Campo del Cielo Meteorite - 6.8 grams

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Own a rock that is - Out of this world!

This is ideal for collectors and is a perfect gift for anyone interested in rocks, space, or just fun unique items. It includes a certificate with details about the meteor strike, its history, and composition.

Weight: 6.8 grams

Height: 11 mm

Width: 18.3 mm

Depth: 13.4 mm

The Campo del Cielo meteorite struck earth between 4200 to 4700 years ago. It struck on the border near Chaco and Santiago del Estero, 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The crater field covers an area of 1.9 by 11.5 miles and contains at least 26 craters. The largest is 377 by 299 feet.

The craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576, 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 is about 100 tonnes, making the meteorite possibly the heaviest one ever recovered on Earth.

Type Iron
Structural classification Octahedrite
Group IAB
Composition 92.9% Iron(Fe), 6.7% Nickle (Ni), 0.4% Cobalt (Co)