Meteorite Campo del Cielo
The piece has a rare peculiarity.
One part of it can be moved, but not detached from the main cluster!
The iron meteorite Campo del Cielo 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 to 50 t, which makes Campo del Cielo the third largest meteorite after Hoba and Cape York.
Name: Campo del Cielo
Weight: 98.23 g
Dimensions: 52.5 x 36.8 x 32.3 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 with moving section
- with movable section !!
- 52.5×36.8×32.3 mm
- 98.23 g
- Origin (Country)