DescriptionCAMPO DEL CIELO - NATURAL SCULPTURE
Iron, coarse octahedrite
Gran Chaco, Argentina
Iron meteorites originate from the molten core of what were planetary-sized bodies between Mars and Jupiter during the formation of the solar system. Such plantetoids (large unstable planetary bodies) broke apart approximately 4.5 billion years ago whose remnants are today referred to as the asteroid belt - which is from where this, and most other meteorites, originate. The present specimen features a surface of smooth metallic contours and thumb-print sized regmaglypt impressions. It displays a dark gunmetal patina and comes complete with a custom stand, measuring 6 x 4 x 3 inches and weighs 12 lbs 2 ounces.
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