“Campo del Cielo” meteorite
The Campo del Cielo iron meteorite was first mentioned in 1576. The discovery site consists of a field of 122 pits and craters, the largest one measures 70 m in diameter and is 5 m deep. In the last two centuries, numerous, partially very heavy masses were recovered here, with a total estimated weight of 30-50 t, which makes Campo del Cielo the third largest meteorite after Hoba and Cape York.
Name: Campo del Cielo
Weight: 49.50 g
Size: 49.1 x 25.8 x 17.6 mm
Type: Coarse octahedrite (iron meteorite)
Discovery site: Campo del Cielo, Gran Chaco Gualamba, Argentina
Impact: 4,000 to 6,000 years ago
Composition: Approx. 93% Fe, 6.68% Ni, 0.43% Co, 0.25% P, 87 ppm Ga, 407 ppm Ge, 3.6 ppm Ir.
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- Number of items
- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- Campo del Cielo
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Iron meteorite
- 49.1×25.8×17.6 mm
- 49.5 g
- Origin (Country)