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Campo del Cielo   contributed by Matthias Baermann   MetBul Link

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8.2 kg.   Iron, IAB-MG

TKW 50 metric tons. Fall not observed. Found 1576, Argentina.

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.


Matthias writes:
Uncleaned individual with bronze-colored patina. Flight oriented shield with the form of a spearhead, numerous deep regmaglypts and melting lip.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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This Month

 10/25/2017 2:55:29 PM
Lady, Gentlemen - thank you.
Andreas Koppelt
 10/25/2017 1:36:36 PM
Whow! One of the best Campos I saw!
Anne Black
 10/25/2017 12:23:21 PM
Very nice "rock" Matthias, I like the fact that it has not been scrubbed, polished..... Almost in as-found condition. Nice!
John Divelbiss
 10/25/2017 11:34:48 AM
a beautiful shield shaped campo...cant say I've seen one before until now
Daniel Da Costa
 10/25/2017 9:24:06 AM
nice Campo
Bernd Pauli
 10/25/2017 5:13:30 AM
This Campo has a lot of character. Gotta love it!
Mendy Ouzillou IMCA#8351
 10/25/2017 1:22:21 AM
Gorgeous and not overcleaned Campo. Love it.
John Hope
 10/25/2017 1:19:56 AM
One very,very special meteorite example that I can only dream about owning. Thanks so much for sharing.

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