Meteorite - from Campo Del Cielo - 40 grams

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Meteorite - from Campo Del Cielo

Size: Average weight 36 - 44 grams
Origin: Camp Del Cielo, Argentina

Campo Del Cielo, meaning "Field of the sky", meteorites were first reported in 1576.  Carbon dating of charred wood fragments taken from beneath the meteorite indicated it fell to earth around 2,200 BC.   The crater field is 2 miles wide by 12 miles long with 26 craters.  These meteorites hit the earth's atmosphere traveling up to 150,000 miles per hour landing in the Chaco province of northern Argentina.

Composition: 93% iron, 6% Nickel, .05% Cobalt with trace amounts of Phosphorus, Iridum, Gallium, and Germanium.

Meteorite comes packaged in a nice clear top box with this information included.  Notice: Choking Hazard - Item not intended for small children.