Meteorite 47 For Sale at a bargain price. A gnarly Meteorite from Campo del Cielo, Argentina. Who doesn’t love meteorites? Amazing little chunks of metal from space. It is now known that humans were using these treasures well before the Iron Age. This is a Nickel Iron rough Octahedrite meteorite, classification IAB.
There is much information available from this particular meteorite fall. Many large specimens from this event grace museums around the world. This specimen is mounted on a small acrylic display pad for enhanced display. Included is a small neo magnet to show the magnetic properties of Iron. This is real Star Dust so buy one and make a wish upon a shooting Star.
Campo del Cielo, Argentina.
3.3cm x 2.1cm x 2.2cm, 31g.
Fe-Ni, Elemental Iron-nickel.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has a Meteoric Iron Knife from King Tutankhamun’s Tomb. Ancient Man would have thought Meteorites to be a gift from the skies or Gods. Man made weapons like swords, knives, spears and arrow heads from meteorites. Natural iron is not necessarily “native” to Earth since it rarely occurs on the Earth’s surface by terrestrial processes.