del Cielo Meteorites
Meteorites are highly sought after and are both impressive and amazing items to collect & own.
Unfortunately, they are quite expensive.
We've been able to obtain a quantity of smaller, much more affordable Campo Del Cielo Meteorite samples from Spain. These samples weigh in the general area of 250 to 300 grams (about 8.5 to 10.5 ounces) and measure around 2.25" to 3.5" across (64 mm to 89 mm). The samples come complete with a certificate of authenticity.
Campo del Cielo Meteorites are surprisingly heavy being composed entirely of Nickel & Iron. Picking one up almost always produces a surprised reaction from the unexpected weight for their size.
An excellent choice for an unusual gift - but please note, we have a very limited supply and these always sell out rather quickly.
Authentic Campo del Cielo meteorites, excavated in the Chaco Province of Northern Argentina.
Recovery Site Location: Latitude 27 degrees 39 minutes South, Longitude 61 degrees 44 minutes West.
Composition: 94% Iron, 6% Nickel
Time of Impact: 4,000 to 6,000 years ago.
Age of Specimens: 4.6 Billion years.
History: The first record of a specimen recovered was in 1576. A Spanish Governor learned of the 'Iron rocks' from the Indians, who reportedly believed the rocks had fallen from the Heavens. The Governor sent an expedition under the command of Captain De
Miraval, who brought back a few samples of a huge iron mass he called 'Meson De
Fierro' (Large Table of Iron). The location of the find was the Campo Del Cielo (Field of the Heavens).
These Meteorites are among the oldest items in the known universe with an estimated age of over 4.6 billion years.