Campo Slice
Lot 2134
Campo del Cielo – Complete Etched Slice
Sold for US$ 1,125 inc. premium
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Natural History Los Angeles
22 May 2013 13:00 PDT

Auction 21217
Lot Details
Campo del Cielo – Complete Etched Slice
Iron-Nickel, Coarse Octahedrite
Gran Chaco, Argentina

The famous iron-nickel meteorite, Campo del Cielo, fell to Earth over 4,000 years ago in a mountainous region of Gran Chaco, Argentina, 500 miles north-northwest of Buenos Aries, in one of the largest and undoubtedly most dramatic falls in the last 10,000 years. Etching of an iron meteorite's interior reveals its Widmanstatten pattern, resulting from two alloys of nickel in the meteorite cooling very slowly at different rates. The present complete slice, weighing over five and one-half pounds, displays a beautifully dimensional etch that shows the coarse octahedrite pattern of this Type 1A iron-nickel meteorite. Boasting fusion crust on all sides, it also exhibits an interesting 2 x 1-inch black silicate inclusion. A marvelous find. Weighs 2.4 kg (5.4lbs); Measures 9 x 3 ½ x 3/4in

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