A large chunky Meteorite from Campo del Cielo, Argentina. Who doesn’t love meteorites?! Amazing little chunks of metal from space. It is now known that humans were using these treasures well before the Iron Age. This is a Nickel Iron rough octahedrite meteorite, classification IAB. There is much information available from this particular meteorite fall. It was re-discovered by the Spanish in the 1500’s and is believed to have fallen to earth over Argentina between 4000 and 6000 years ago. Several craters were created in the process. Many large specimens from this event grace museums around the world.
Campo del Cielo, Argentina.
4.1cm x 2.1cm x 2.9cm, 77g.