Large iron meteorites
Nice big and unique pieces of the Campo del Cielo iron meteorite.
Large meteorite pieces
Large assortment of beautiful big meteorite specimens. These are big heavy iron meteorites from the Campo del Cielo meteorite. This iron meteorite hit the earth about 5000 years ago at the border of the provinces Chaco and Santiago del Estero in Argentina. Aroun the impact arose more than 26 craters over an area of 60km². The largest crater has a diameter of 70 meters and is approximately 5 meters deep.
Meteorite of the Sun
The former residents thought the iron debris came from the sun. And called the place of impact "Campo del Cielo" ("Field of Heaven"). In 1576, the meteorite was (re)discovered by the Spaniards.
These pieces have been found between 2000 and 2008 by a, now retired, meteorite hunter. These are his last pieces. The Campo del Cielo meteorite consists besides iron (Fe) of 6.67% Ni, 0.43% Co, 0.25% P, 87 ppm Ga, 407 ppm Ge, and 3.6 ppm Ir.