Lot #6009
Campo del Cielo Iron Meteorite

Spectacular large specimen with well-formed regmaglypts
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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Spectacular large specimen with well-formed regmaglypts

Large Campo del Cielo iron meteorite (Argentina), found deeply buried in South America using metal detectors and showing large and well-formed regmaglypts: small thumbprint-like oval indentations that are unique to meteorites and caused by ablation in our atmosphere during flight. The complete individual weighs 2,812 grams and measures approximately 125 mm x 90 mm x 85 mm. The Campo del Cielo meteorite is believed to have fallen to Earth 5,600 years ago and was first discovered in 1576; it is one of the oldest known meteorites on Earth. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites Inc. and the TV show Meteorite Men, as well as a specimen identification card.

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Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Auction
  • Dates: #526 - Ended April 19, 2018