Campo del Cielo meteorite fell 4800 years ago in the current Argentina. Its fireball was so bright that stories about it passed from one generation to another. When Spaniards arrived at the place, they were told by the locals that the sky had fallen. They had been using that piece of the sky to make their weapons too. Now the export of this meteorite has been banned by the Argentinian Government so this meteorite is a safe investment and will become rarer to find on the market.
It is an iron meteorite and hence it probably comes from the core of asteroids that were destroyed by impacts with other bodies. It is an alloy of iron-nickel mainly although it contains other trace elements.
In this auction a 49.2 gram pieces of Campo are offered in shape of crystal. It comes from breaking bigger pieces in smaller ones with a process that separates the meteorite in fragments that follow the inner crystallization of the meteorite (Widmanstatten pattern but in 3D). This piece shows how the meteorite crystalized in space.
A certificate of authenticity included.
About the seller:
My name is Adrian Vilchez Luna. I'm co-founder of ExoEstrato: Andalusian Society of Astrogeology. We are dedicated to the dissemination, scientific education and research in Planetary Sciences and Astrogeology. We belong to the Faculty of Science of the University of Granada, Spain. I am geologist specializing in Geology Planetary, specifically, in minor bodies of the solar system (asteroids (NEA's) and meteorites) and on Mars.
- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Campo del Cielo
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Météorite de fer
- 49.2 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- Le chaco
- Origine (pays)