Campo del Cielo Meteorite Ring

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SKU: AC-RG0013

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CAMPO DEL CIELO METEORITE RING

THE SCIENCE

Though it fell to Earth more than 4000 years ago, this meteorite was discovered in 1576 by a Spanish military expedition. Searching for a source of iron known to the natives of what is now Chaco province, Northern Argentina, the soldiers brought back samples from what they thought was an iron mine.

Scientists believe that - like other iron meteorites - the Campo del Cielo mass probably originated within the Asteroid Belt located between Mars and Jupiter, and probably formed around the same time as the earth: some 4.5 billion years ago.

THE STORY

Only about 5% of meteorites are iron, making the Campo del Cielo meteorite highly collectable. Striking specimens may be found in museums and private collections worldwide. Set in 925 sterling silver, this Campo del Cielo ring brings outer space to your fingertips. 

 

SKU: AC-RG0013
Weight: 2-5 grams each
Composition: Kamacite (Iron Nickel), Coarse Octahedrite (1A)
Origin: Campo del Cielo, Argentina
Age: 4.5 Billion Years
Shipping Restrictions: None.
Color:
Black
Color:
Gray
Origin:
South America