Campo del Cielo Irony Meteorite, Tiny Glass Dome

$ 33.00

Campo del Cielo Irony Meteorite from Argentina, Tiny Glass Dome. Don't have a room-size cabinet of curiosities? Or a whole wing on your home? Maybe just a single little shelf? Now you can have a mini natural history museum!

  • Tiny glass dome, cork and label
  • Small weighs ~6g; large ~8-10g
  • Choose small 1" dome or larger 1.5" dome - see US penny for scale
  • Meteorite origin: Argentina. 
  • Meteorite composition: 92% iron; 6% nickel, 2% trace minerals
  • Assembled and labeled in Detroit
  • Each is unique and will vary slightly from the photos
  • Certificate of authenticity (COA) included

Campo del Cielo translates to "Field of Heaven." Though it fell to Earth more than 4000 years ago, this meteorite was first discovered in 1576 by a Spanish military expedition, searching for a source of iron.

Scientists believe that - like other iron meteorites - the Campo del Cielo mass 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.

Only about 5% of meteorites found on Earth are iron, and the Campo del Cielo material is highly collectable. They have been purchased from Argentina from a member of the International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA). The IMCA adheres to the highest standards of meteorite identification and proper labeling practices.