Campo del Cielo Meteorite on Stand
Lot 1255W
Campo del Cielo Meteorite on Stand
Sold for US$ 9,000 inc. premium
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Campo del Cielo Meteorite on Stand
Iron, Coarse Octahedrite
Gran Chaco, Argentina

Though Campo del Cielo was first documented in 1576 by Spanish explorers (who endeavored to extract precious metals from the masses), it was not until 1962 that a comprehensive study of the locality was made. Originating from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Campo del Cielo meteorites are formed of a polycrystalline, coarse octahedrite with a significant amount of silicate-graphite-troilite inclusions. This specimen displays well and exhibits the highly desirable surface texture (regmaglypts) characteristic of this locality. Offered on a custom stand.
Specimen measures 9 x 16 x 23in; Weight 190 kilograms; Height, including stand 54in
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