Aesthetic Paraguayan Meteorite
Iton, Group 1 Coarse Octahedrite
A relatively new find of iron nickel meteorites in Paraguay has yielded some highly aesthetic meteorite specimens. These iron-nickel meteorites are similar to Campo del Cielo and Sikhote-Alin meteorites in chemical and structural make-up. This meteorite was found two hundred miles east of the Campo del Cielo strewnfield, near Las Palmas, Paraguay. Boasting a 10-millimeter burn hole and numerous small regmaglypts, the specimen also displays a deep 1.5-inch crevice, illustrating the force of the explosion that tore the meteorite apart during its entry in Earth's atmosphere several thousand years ago.
Weighs 580 grams; measures 3.75 x 3 x 1.5in