METEORITE

$105

METEORITE
METEORITE

METEORITE

$105

METEORITE

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.

Location:
Campo del Cielo, Argentina.

Dimensions:
4.1cm x 2.1cm x 2.9cm, 77g.

Chemistry: Fe-Ni, Elemental Iron-nickel.

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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.

Location:
Campo del Cielo, Argentina.

Dimensions:
4.1cm x 2.1cm x 2.9cm, 77g.

Chemistry: Fe-Ni, Elemental Iron-nickel.

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses a Meteoric Iron Knife from King Tutankhamun’s Tomb.  Ancient Man would have thought Meteorites to be a gift from the skies.  Man made weapons like swords, knives, spears and arrow heads from meteorites.  Natural iron is not necessarily native to Earth since it rarely occurs on the Earth’s surface by terrestrial processes.  It is mostly found in the form of meteorites that have impacted the Earth’s surface.

A few rare terrestrial gabbros and sulfide deposits do contain elemental iron-nickel deposits, these are the only truly native iron-nickel.  All natural iron whether it is native or meteoric is an alloy of iron and nickel.  The two elements are combined in varying percentages from less than 6% nickel to as much as 75% nickel.  Iron is by far more common than nickel.  We have put a neo magnet to show the iron magnetic attraction on this specimen.  This specimen has been mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display.

Weight 99 g
Dimensions 5 x 4 x 5 cm