Campo del Cielo meteorites are iron meteorites that are found in an area 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero. There are 26 separate impact creates, all estimated between 4000 and 5000 years old, with the largest being 377 by 299 ft. These impact zones were officially discovered in 1576 but their presence was already well known by the original inhabitants of the area. So far there have been over 100 tons of this material recovered. The largest two fragments, the 30.8-ton "Gancedo" and 28.8-ton "El Chaco", are among the heaviest single-piece meteorite masses recovered on Earth.
Owning a piece of natural history that came from beyond our planet is something special, to say the least. The average composition of a Campo del Cielo meteorite is 6.67% Nickel, 0.43% Cobalt, 0.25% Phosphorous, trace amounts of Gallium, Germanium, Iridium, and 92.6% iron.
Size: 0.7 x 0.6 in.
Weight: .40 oz
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