Large Campo del Cielo Meteorite
Lot 1100W
Large Campo del Cielo Meteorite
Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium
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Natural History Los Angeles
11 Dec 2011 13:00 PST

Auction 19429
Large Campo del Cielo Meteorite
Lot Details
Large Campo del Cielo Meteorite
Iron-nickel – Coarse octahedrite
Gran Chaco, Argentina

Campos of the highest quality, such as this splendid specimen, were recovered high in the mountains where their surfaces were not rusted away by ground water. The Campo del Cielo field has been explored extensively; therefore large, high quality specimens have become more difficult to locate. This impressive, large Campo del Cielo meteorite displays an aesthetic shape covered with various sized regmaglypts. Regmaglypts formed when the meteor passed through Earth's atmosphere and the troilite in the meteorite melted. In addition to its beautiful shape the specimen stands upright on its own, making for an impressive display. Offered on an 11 x 10-inch black wooden display stand.
Weighs 69.3 pounds; Measures 15 x 9.5 x 5in
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