Meteorite – Campo del Cielo, over 4 billion years old Iron,
Meteorite – Argentina
A fragment of the ‘Campo del Cielo’,
‘Field of Heaven’ impact, an iron-nickel object over 4 billion years old which impacted present-day Argentina around 4,500 years ago….
When the Spanish heard of a source of iron in this region, they were taken to the massive iron-nickel lump which the Indians insisted had fallen from the sky – hence the name ‘the field of heaven’ – although it was only in the 19th century that it truely came to be understood: It was once the core of a planet in a distant solar system, until a massive collision flung it through space….