1576 (year of discovery of the meteorite field), Chaco, Grand Chaco Gualamba, Argentina
2 rare sculptures of the Campo del Cielo - iron nickel meteorites
Delivery in a collector’s box 50 x 50 x 55 mm each
Size: 5.1 x 3.1 x 1.7cm, 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Weight: 48.18 g, 37.24 g
Find spot: Chaco, Grand Chaco Gualamba, Argentina
Year of discovery: 1576 (year of discovery of the meteorite field)
Classification: Large 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, had the fitting name Campo del Cielo (field of the sky)
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