Iron Meteorite, Campo del Cielo, Argentina
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Five-thousand years ago the giant "Campo del Cielo" meteorites bombarded what is now Chaco Province in Argentina. In 1576 Spanish explorers discovered the massive craters and monstrous iron meteorites weighing several tonnes, along with many small fragments.
The composition is primarily iron with traces of Nickel and Cobalt.
This particular example is highly sculptural and of museum quality, exhibiting a breathtaking deep grey patina and dramatic dimpled exterior (regmaglypts).
Weight: 24,028 grams.