Campo del Cielo Meteorite Fragment, Argentina

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The iron meteorites of the Campo del Cielo area in Argentina fell to earth between 4,000 - 6,000 years ago. Estimated at over 4 billion years old, this meteorite is the heaviest ever recorded. The field of craters span roughly 2 by 12 miles and was first discovered in 1571. Fragments range in size from grains of sand to pieces that weigh 35 ton.

This meteorite is composed of 93% iron, 75% nickel, and other minor elements. 


Size: .56 x .5 x .13 inches