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Campo del Cielo   contributed by Tomasz Jakubowski, IMCA 2321   MetBul Link

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46 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.




 


Tomasz Jakubowski Meteorite Collection
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Ian Macleod
 10/29/2015 2:29:34 AM
Beautiful!
M Schulman
 10/29/2015 12:17:07 AM
Wow great.
Graham Macleod
 10/28/2015 5:28:40 PM
Excellent round shape Tomasz, Great reggs as well! Cheers
Andi Koppelt
 10/28/2015 4:48:52 PM
Congrats, Tomasz! This is really one of the best Campos, I ever saw.
Mendy Ouzillou #8395
 10/28/2015 12:43:02 PM
Having seen this specimen in person, I can attest that it is 100% for sure fusion crust. We are so used to seeing overly cleaned specimens, it is hard to believe sometimes that crust on Campo can still exist. This specimen is amazing!
Herbert
 10/28/2015 8:31:05 AM
This spectacular specimen proofs that even the most common meteorites are simply "out of this world".
Tomasz Jakubowski
 10/28/2015 7:40:54 AM
Andi, yes inside some glypts you see real fusion crust
Shawn Alan IMCA 1633
 10/28/2015 5:30:35 AM
Now that's a meteorite :)
Gourgues denis
 10/28/2015 4:28:14 AM
Not fusion crust on the middle , just clean part or reflect Light, (I suppose) of this big sphere !!!!!..a very spectacular piece with this round shape... Beautiful...
Andi Koppelt
 10/28/2015 2:58:21 AM
Whow! Still some crust in the middle of the pic?
Lajos Denes
 10/28/2015 2:18:26 AM
Wow!:-)
Jarkko Kettunen
 10/28/2015 2:17:03 AM
Best that I have seen!
 

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