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Argentinian Meteorite Fragments

SKU:TFS0027
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Here's your chance to purchase one of our specimen meteorite 3 Gram fragments from the Chaco, Argentinian Meteorite. With only a few left, you will receive a single piece as seen in the illustrations to the left in our images, each one varies in size and weight however only very slightly. These meteorites form part of a recent discovery found close to the Chaco meteor fall, which entered earths atmosphere in 1572 when seen by indians indigenous to the region.

Type: Meteorite. (Iron/Octahedrite/Coarse). Type IA.
Age: (Discovery, 1572) Space age is unknown.
Origin: Gran Chaco Gualambo, Chaco in Argentina.

Meteorite measurements.
Height: 0.5 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Depth: 0.8 cm

Average weight: 0.003 g

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Here's your chance to purchase one of our meteorite specimen, 3 Gram fragments from the Chaco, Argentinian Meteorite fall. Only a few examples left in stock, you will receive a single piece from one of the examples, as illustrated in images, each one varies in size and weight only very slightly. These meteorites are a recent batch discovery found close to the Chaco meteor fall, entering Earths atmosphere in 1572.


Located a few miles from the original fall strewn field. This is to be found on a mountainside, the fragments struck and deposited several feet underground. The largest piece discovered weighed approximately 35 Tons, these were termed large tables of iron, being so huge. When indigenous Indian natives first witnessed the meteorite fall in 1572 they explained the occurrence as a fall from heaven to the local authority. The governor of the region sent an expedition under the command of one Captain de Miraval to report the discovery.


Our specimens are fine fragments between 0.3mm and 10mm, fully regmaglypted, with no rust. The old Campos are found in the lowlands and have been immersed in damp soil for centuries and as a result they are often rusty whereas these fragments come from a location where there is no standing water allowing a rare and beautiful preservation without incurring the effects of rust. Chemistry: The Campo de cielo is classified in group I, 6.68% Ni, 0.43% Co, 0.25% P, 87ppm Ga, 407 ppm Ge, 3.6ppm Ir. The remaining portion of this particular meteorite is iron.

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SKU TFS0027
Age No
Origin Space
Colour Brown

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