Sculptural Campo del Cielo Complete Individual
Iron, Coarse Octahedrite
Gran Chaco, Argentina
This aesthetically appealing Campo del Cielo meteorite is covered with the small regmaglypts so desired by collectors. Regmaglpts formed when the meteor passed through Earth's atmosphere and the troilite in the meteorite melted. Standing upright on its own, it makes for a gorgeous sculptural display. The finest "Campos," such as this specimen, were recovered high in the mountains where their surface was not rusted away by ground water. First recorded by the Spanish in 1576, the huge fall of Campo del Cielo (Valley of the Sky) iron-nickel meteorites had occurred thousands of years before.
Weighs 51.2 pounds; measures 11 x 10 x 5in