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Campo del Cielo   contributed by Graham Macleod, IMCA 8781   MetBul Link

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25 kg.   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.


Graham writes:
This is the latest addition to my collection and its provenance is from Werner Schroer. It is a beautiful whole meteorite covered with regmaglypts and displays great in my Collection! Very heavy and hard to move around so I think i will leave it where it is for the moment:)

The Campo Del Cielo Meteorite has a great history to it and for more information I suggest you visit this site
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Stephan Decker
 12/19/2015 5:25:09 AM
The slightly different Stromboli. Great iron!
M Schulman
 10/19/2015 8:21:10 AM
That's a mountain! Awesome
Graham Macleod
 10/16/2015 2:37:08 AM
Good one John Lol.
John Divelibss
 10/15/2015 7:31:39 PM
Graham...very nice big Campo! It has that Jabba the Hut spread out, relaxed look. Very unique piece.
Graham Macleod
 10/15/2015 5:32:51 PM
Thanks for all your encouraging comments! Cheers
Graham Macleod
 10/15/2015 5:24:17 PM
Thanks for all your encouraging comments and have a great week to All. Cheers
Michael Mulgrew
 10/15/2015 10:46:52 AM
Wow, Graham, that's quite a monster!
John Cabassi
 10/15/2015 8:42:58 AM
Very nice chunk mate
gourgues denis
 10/15/2015 7:58:17 AM
Beautiful photo, beautiful impressive campo..... Very nice specimen....
Frank Carroll
 10/15/2015 6:37:30 AM
Very nice Campo Graham. Love the shape
Ian Macleod
 10/15/2015 2:31:58 AM
That is massive!!! WOW
John Hope
 10/15/2015 2:12:39 AM
I would love to have a massive piece like this Graham, good on ya mate.

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