Meteorite Campo del Cielo
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: 80.93 g
Dimensions: 42.8 mm x 35.6 mm x 15.2 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
- 42.8×35.6×15.2 mm
- 80.93 g
- Origin (Country)