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Campo del Cielo   contributed by Frank Carroll, IMCA 9779   MetBul Link


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615 grams.   Iron, IAB-MG

TKW 50 metric tons. Observed fall: no. Found 1576.

From Wikipedia:
The Campo del Cielo refers to a group of iron meteorites or to the area where they were found situated on the border between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero, 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The crater field covers an area of 320 kilometers and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 11591 meters. The craters' age is estimated as 4,0005,000 years. The craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576, but were already well known to the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. The craters and the area around contain numerous fragments of an iron meteorite. The total weight of the pieces so far recovered exceeds 100 tonnes, making the meteorite the heaviest one ever recovered on Earth. The largest fragment, consisting of 37 tonnes, is the second heaviest single-piece meteorite recovered on Earth, after the Hoba meteorite.



Frank writes:
Here is a cool looking rough Campo slice I have had for a while.

Both sides have an interesting inclusion. One looks like a molar and the other like a canine tooth. I showed this to my dentist and he wants it to display.
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Photo 2

Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Graham Macleod
 1/15/2015 12:25:08 AM
Great looking Campo Frank, Love the inclusion and the pattern. Cheers
Fred Hall
 1/14/2015 5:47:28 PM
Ya know, Campos do not normally have rust on them like yours*just kidding, about the "do not". The only method that has worked for me on whole Campos is when I had two Campos sand blasted by an outfit that does work on race cars and for NASA. The Campos stayed rust free for 11 years, then a few small areas of rust started showing. What can we do with slices?
gourgues denis
 1/14/2015 1:25:47 PM
This is a Picture disc from space... Oh! carol..don't let him steal your heart away... 🎶.🎸.
Mendy Ouzillou IMCA 8395
 1/14/2015 11:36:34 AM
You would definitely break a tooth on that guy.
Ray Watts
 1/14/2015 5:39:39 AM
I agree John , first thing I seen was rings from tree growth , I guess You could call it " Iron Wood "
John Hope
 1/14/2015 1:08:47 AM
Very interesting slice Frank. Also looks like age rings of a tree, great rough piece with character.
 

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