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Campo del Cielo meteorite. Three crystals.

Campo del Cielo meteorite. Three crystals

Campo del Cielo meteorite. Three crystals

Characteristics

Weight

37,6 grams

Observed fall

4800 years ago

Rediscovered

1576, by Westerners

$25

Out of stock

14 days return
Worldwide shipping

Description

Campo del Cielo meteorite fell 4800 years ago in the current Argentina. Its fireball was so bright that stories about it passed from one generation to another. When Spaniards arrived at the place, they were told by the locals that the sky had fallen. They had been using that piece of the sky to make their weapons too. Now the export of this meteorite has been banned by the Argentinian Government so this meteorite is a safe investment and will become rarer to find on the market.

It is an iron meteorite and hence it probably comes from the core of asteroids that were destroyed by impacts with other bodies. It is an alloy of iron-nickel mainly although it contains other trace elements.

This Campo del Cielo specimen has shape of a crystal. It results from breaking bigger pieces in smaller ones with a process that separates the meteorite in fragments that follow the inner crystallization of the meteorite (Widmanstatten pattern but in 3D). This piece shows how the meteorite crystalized in space.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

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