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    Meteorites

    Campo del Cielo Meteorite
    Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Gran Chaco, Argentina

    Deceptively heavy, and resembling an asteroid from where it originated, this is a superior example of a Campo del Cielo ("Valley of the Sky") Meteorite. Campo del Cielo Meteorites were first written about by Spanish explorers in 1576, nearly 4,000 years after having impacted Earth and well before their unearthly origins were understood. The first large Meteorite ever displayed at the British Museum of Natural History was a Campo del Cielo, and several large masses can be found in the world's finest museums today. This specimen was recovered from a higher elevation than the valley where the majority of Meteorites fell, and therefore its shape is more robust as a result, given that it was less susceptible to incursions of ground water as the seasons changed over thousands of years. With smooth "thumbprint" regmaglypts and a variegated patina, this quintessential hand-sized Campo del Cielo Meteorite originated from the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.
    Overall Measurements: 2.75 x 3.66 x 2 inches (6.98 x 9.29 x 5.08 cm), weighs 2.75 lbs (1.24 kg.)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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