Campo del Cielo

£14.00

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The Campo del Cielo refers to a group of iron meteorites or to the area where they were found. This area is 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 3×18.5 kilometers and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 115×91 meters.[2] The craters’ age is estimated as 4,000–5,000 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.

We are able to offer a limited number of fragments at £13.50 per fragment. Each comes in a nice display box and an authentication certificate.

Disclaimer – please note that all fragments are all unique in shape and size. It is not possible to say exactly how large the piece received will be but most average from just under a 1 cm in size to 1.25 cm. We cannot accept returns on the basis of size. But what we do promise is, you wont need a microscope to see it.