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VD12 Nantan iron meteorite in giftbox
Nantan iron meteorite in giftbox €4,95

Nantan iron meteorite in giftbox

€4,95
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Article number: VD12
EAN: 8784765012318
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The Nantan iron meteorite a nice collection box. Optionally, you can order a certificate of authenticity with the case.

Meteorite of the dancing dragons

The Nantan meteorite was discovered in 1958, but fell probably already in 1516. There are writings found from that period which suggested that "stars from the sky came who danced like dragons, so light like lightning."

Almost lost

During the great leap forward in China wanted lots of iron for the growing industry. In 1958 they found the Nantan meteorite and tried to melt it. This fortunately didn’t work because of the high nickel content, so the meteorite was spared.

Nantan in China

The Nantan meteorite is named after the nearby town of Nantan in China. Because it took many centuries before the Nantan meteorite was recognized as such most of the pieces started to rust. It is therefore advisable to keep the meteorite in an air tight box.

Size of the collection box

The collection box has a size of 5.8 x 3.8 centimeters and 1.6 centimeters thick. The inside is provided with a foam layer. You’ll always receive comparably content in the boxes.