ncat 221640993 IAB-MG iron Meteorite, Campo del Cielo meteorite, Gancedo, Doce de Octubre Department, Chaco Province, Argentina

“Alien-Shape” meteorite. Longest dimension 9mm. Estimated to have fallen 4,000 to 6,000 years ago. Composition is metallic nickel-iron and a few sulphides, carbides, and phosphides (normal for iron meteorites), and it also contains silicate inclusions. One of the world’s most abundant meteorites, over a hundred tons having been found scattered over a wide region.

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