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Campo Del Cielo Meteorite                  
Total Mass:
over 100 tons to date
Time of Fall: 4,000 to 6,000 years ago
Location:  Campo del Cielo, Gran Chaco Gualamba,
Argentina, about 500 miles north-northwest of
Buenos Aries.
Latitude 27 degrees 39 minutes South,
Longitude 61 degrees 44 minutes West.
Strewnfield: The larger Campo del Cielo meteorites are found in
and around a series of small craters in the southwestern part of the
strewn field. The largest crater is 78 by 65 meters. A smaller one is
56 meters in diameter and 5 meters deep. All together, searchers
have found at least 12 craters.
The main part of the crater-forming mass was found in each of
these craters. This is in contrast to Canyon Diablo and Odessa where the main crater-forming mass is believed to
have vaporized or shattered on impact. In this respect, the field is similar to Sikhote-Alin.

Iron meteorites originate from the molten iron core of what was briefly a planet between Mars and Jupiter. This planet
broke apart during formation approximately 4.5 billions years ago during the birth of the solar system, and its
remnants comprise the asteroid belt

History of The Campo del Cielo Meteorite
The Campo del Cielo meteorite site was first discovered by the Spanish in 1576 in the Gran Chaco Gualamba region
of Argentina, about 500 miles north-northwest of Buenos Aries
The location of the find was
Campo del Cielo (field of the heavens), an appropriate name for the location of a
meteorite strewn field. Since the Indians believed that the irons fell from heaven the name is undoubtedly derived
from the meteorites found in this area, which is an open brush-covered plain having little water and few rocks, making
it great meteorite hunting country. Subsequent searches have found Campos over a large region.
Time of the Fall
Scientists have estimated the date of the Campo del Cielo fall using radiocarbon dating of charred wood found in the
craters. Dates of 5800 years (plus or minus 200 years) and 3950 years (plus or minus 90 years) have been
obtained. These dates are consistent with an Indian lore tradition that the irons fell from the heavens.
Structure of the Campo del Cielo
The Campo del Cielo is a polycrystalline coarse octahedrite. The Widmanstatten bands are thicker than those at
Canyon Diablo or Odessa, but still have the same coarse octahedrite classification.
Composition of Campo del Cielo Meteorites
The Campo del Cielo is classified in Group IAB, , 6.68% Ni, 0.43% Co, 0.25% P, 87 ppm Ga, 407 ppm Ge, 3.6 ppm Ir.
Of course, almost all of the remaining portion of the meteorite is iron.

Iron meteorites are extremely rare. Of all of the meteorites that fall on the earth, scientists estimate that only about
five percent are Iron Meteorites.

For an excellent history of the Campo Del Cielo meteorites visit this website             
http://campometeorites.com/history.htm




Widmanstatten Pattern
on etched slice of
Campo Del Cielo
Item # MECDC05107457
Campo del Cielo
334g with Thumbprints
$186.00
334 grams of thumbprinted Campo del Cielo meteorite
(From our Personal Collection)
A 334 gram natural (just as it was found) Campo del Cielo Meteorite with regmaglypts.
This Meteorite measures 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.3 inches (81 x 71 x 32mm) and weighs 0.737 lbs (334g)
This meteorite is natural, un-cut and un-polished with no coatings.
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Item # MECDC051057941
Campo del Cielo
586g with Thumbprints
$298.00
586 grams of thumbprinted Campo del Cielo meteorite
(From our Personal Collection)
A 586 gram natural (just as it was found) Campo del Cielo Meteorite with regmaglypts.
This Meteorite measures 3.1 x 2.1 x 1.9 inches (79 x 54 x 48mm) and weighs 1.29 lbs (586g)
This meteorite is natural, un-cut and un-polished with no coatings.
Item # MCDC121355821
Campo del Cielo
811g with Thumbprints

$284.00
Item # MCDC12135773
Campo del Cielo
164g with Thumb prints

$75.00
164 grams of thumbprinted Campo del Cielo meteorite
A 164 gram natural (just as it was found) Campo del Cielo Meteorite with regmaglypts.
This Meteorite measures 2.1 x 1.6 x 0.9 inches (55 x 41 x 23mm) and weighs 0.36 lbs (164g)
This meteorite is natural, un-cut and un-polished with a coating of mil-comm TW25B gun lubricant
(synthetic and will not wear off like machine oils) to prevent further natural rust formations. Many dealers
sand blast these and tell you they are "Museum Quality". These fell 4000 to 6000 years ago and contain
iron...guess what? They DO rust!
811 grams of thumb printed Campo del Cielo meteorite
A 811 gram natural (just as it was found) Campo del Cielo Meteorite with regmaglypts.
This Meteorite measures 4.0 x 1.97 x 1.76 inches (102 x 50 x 44mm) and weighs 1.79 lbs (811g)
This meteorite is natural, un-cut and un-polished with a coating of mil-comm TW25B gun lubricant
(synthetic and will not wear off like machine oils) to prevent further natural rust formations. Many dealers
sand blast these and tell you they are "Museum Quality". These fell 4000 to 6000 years ago and contain
iron...guess what? They DO rust!
Item # MCDC11157943
Campo Del Cielo
Commemorative Coin No
357 of 1000

$65.00
Campo Del Cielo Commemorative Coin No 357 of 1000
(From our Personal Collection)
This is a limited edition coin No 357 commemorating the Campo del Cielo meteorite. 1000 coins were minted which
include a real piece of the meteorite embedded in the crater. These coins are numbered 0001 - 1000. No more of
these will ever be made. This is a unique item that appeals to both the novice collector and those who have built world-
class meteorite collections alike.
The coin is a Zinc alloy base. Each coin measures two inches in diameter (50mm), 4.5 mm thick and was produced in
an antique gold finish.
Attached in a recessed crater on the front of the coin is an authentic specimen of the Campo del Cielo meteorite in the
picturesque “field of the sky or heaven”.
The back of the coin gives basic information on the fall and is sequentially numbered.
Item # MCDC12137042
52g Campo del Cielo
Etched Slab showing
Widmanstatten Pattern

$49.00
52 grams of Etched Campo Del Cielo Meteorite
(From our Personal Collection)
This Meteorite measures 3.1 x 2.67 x 0.068 inches (80 x 68 x 1.75mm) and weighs 52g
This meteorite is coated with a sealer on the front and oiled on the back has a coating of mil-comm TW25B gun
lubricant (synthetic and will not wear off like machine oils) to prevent further natural rust formations.
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