Iron meteorite sculpture - Campo del Cielo - 5.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm - 48.72 g

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Iron meteorite sculpture - Campo del Cielo - 5.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm - 48.72 g
1576 (year of discovery of the meteorite field), Chaco, Grand Chaco Gualamba, Argentina

Very beautiful piece of a Campo del Cielo - iron nickel meteorite
- sculpture
Size: 5.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Weight: 48.72 g.
Find spot: Chaco, Grand Chaco Gualamba, Argentina
Year of discovery: 1576 (year of discovery of the meteorite field)

Classification: Coarse Octahedrite of the group IAB
Composition: 92.6 % iron, 6.68 % nickel, 0.43 % cobalt, 0.25 % phosphorus, 87 ppm gallium, 407 ppm germanium and 3.6 ppm iridium.

Parts of the Campo-del-Cielo meteorite, an iron meteorite, were first discovered in 1576 in today’s Argentina. A Spanish governor heard reports from local Indians that iron fell from the sky. He subsequently sent out an expedition, which brought back several fragments. The find spot, an arid flat, bore the fitting name Campo del Cielo (field of the sky)
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Kavelgegevens
Belangrijkste mineraal / Naam meteoriet
Campo del Cielo
Minerale vorm / Soort meteoriet
Ijzeren meteoriet
Oorsprong (Regio/Stad)
Grand Chaco Gualamba
Oorsprong (Land)
Argentinië
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