Meteorite – Campo del Cielo, over 4 billion years old Iron,

$45.00 AUD

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….

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