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5430.5g CAMPO DEL CIELO Meteorite Stunning Large Full Slice - IAB Iron

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  • $ 8,105.00


 

On Offer: 5430.5g CAMPO DEL CIELO stunning complete slice - IAB Iron. This is an impressive full slice of over 5.4 kilos / 11.9 pounds. This amazing full slice of the Campo Del Cielo iron meteorite displays a spectacular etch pattern, aesthetically interrupted with iron and nickel sulfides and silicate inclusions. An A+ specimen for any collection or institutional display.
Dimensions:  39cm x 26cm x 1cm
Official Name: Campo del Cielo
Type: Iron, IAB-MG
Year first found: 1576

Country: Argentina
A truly stunning piece. This amazing slice shows the characteristic Widmanstatten pattern which is indicative of a cooling process that takes millions of years. This very slow cooling and crystallization of two different iron-nickel alloys within the cores of larger asteroids is the only place in the universe these patterns are known to form. 
These unique Widmanstätten patterns are only found in iron meteorites and the planetary and asteroidal cores where they are formed. This complete Campo del Cielo slice offers a beautiful display.
What you get: Campo del Cielo Iron meteorite specimen as shown & signed Certificate of Authenticity.
I offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy.  

SEE OFFICIAL METEORITICAL BULLETIN DATABASE ENTRY BELLOW
Campo del Cielo
Basic information Name: Campo del Cielo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1576
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 50 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB 36   (1966)   Iron
NHM Catalogue:   5th Edition   (2000)   IAB
MetBase:   v. 7.1   (2006)   IAB-MG
Recommended:   Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 119 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites

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