Campo Meteorite, 850lbs +
Lot 1103W
Superb Campo del Cielo Meteorite
Sold for US$ 26,840 inc. premium
Auction Details
Natural History Los Angeles
12 Dec 2010 10:00 PST

Auction 18406
Campo Meteorite, 850lbs +
Lot Details
Superb Campo del Cielo Meteorite
Iron – Coarse Octahedrite
Gran Chaco Gualamba, Chaco, Argentina

From a locality discovered miles from the original strewnfield, this Campo del Cielo specimen was found several feet underground in a closed forest. This location lacks standing water, allowing the specimens found here to remain in excellent condition. As collectors know, the typical Campo del Cielo specimen ranges from quite rusty to crumbly and unstable, having been immersed in damp soil in the lowlands over thousands of years. The acquisition of a specimen displaying the exceptional quality seen here is a marvelous opportunity. Thousands of pieces of the Campo del Cielo meteorite have been found in Chaco, Argentina, where it was first discovered by Spanish explorers in 1572. But few can surpass the superb quality of this example. Mounted on a custom metal stand.
Measures 26 x 17 x 20in; height on stand 63in; weighs approximately 850lbs