Rare and pronounced piece of a Campo del Cielo iron nickel meteorite.
Dimensions: 42.1 x 33.9 x 23.1 mm
Weight: 88.3 g
Discovery site: Chaco, Grand Chaco Gualamba, Argentina
Year of discovery: 1576 (year of discovery of the meteorite field)
Classification: Coarse octahedrite, 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 of reports from indigenous Indians that iron had fallen from the sky. He then sent out an expedition, which brought back several fragments. The discovery site, an arid plain, was appropriately called “Campo del Cielo” (Field of Heaven/Field of the Sky).
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- Forma mineral / Tipos de meteoritos
- Meteorito de hierro - Campo del Cielo
- 42.1×33.9×23.1 mm
- 88.3 g
- Origen (región / ciudad)
- Chaco, Gran Chaco Gualamba
- Origen (país)