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    7.5kg Meteorite Campo del Cielo Argentina Space Rock Shooting Star

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    3 months ago by wonderstone

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    S$1,980

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    Here's a massive Campo Del Cielo meteorite weighing 7.5kg. It has been floating in space for over 4 billion years before falling to Earth a few millenia ago. Meteorites are space rocks that occasionally fall to Earth. As they pass through the atmosphere, friction against air molecules causes meteorites to glow with heat, resulting in the phenomenon we know as Shooting Stars. The Campo del Cielo meteorite fell in Argentina about 5000 years ago, and was witnessed by the ancient South American natives. These natives have been using the iron from the Meteorite to make weapons for generations. The place where the Meteorite fell was named "Campo del Cielo", the "Field of Heaven". From Wikipedia: In 1576, the governor of a province in Northern Argentina commissioned the military to search for a huge mass of iron, which he had heard that Natives used for their weapons. The Natives claimed that the mass had fallen from the sky in a place they called Piguem Nonralta which the Spanish translated as Campo del Cielo ("Field of Heaven"). The expedition found a large mass of metal protruding out of the soil. They assumed it was an iron mine and brought back a few samples, which were described as being of unusual purity. Campo del Cielo Meteorites are known for being particularly rust resistant (it survived a fall from space!), although one should still avoid exposing it to salt and moisture. These smaller fragments of the Campo Del Cielo Meteorite were formed when the solid nitrogen pockets in the meteorite rapidly expanded as they turned to gas upon entry into the atmosphere. This caused an immense explosion that shattered the meteorite along its natural weak spots, resulting in completely unique, angular pieces. Campo Del Cielo meteorites are comprised of: 92.6% Fe, Iron 6.67% Ni, Nickel 0.43% Co, Cobalt 0.25% P, Phosphorus 87 ppm Ga, Gallium 407 ppm Ge, Germanium 3.6 ppm Ir, Iridium Don't miss your chance to own a real Shooting Star, a truly beautiful natural sculpture!

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