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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Campo del Cielo iron meteorite

Close-up photograph of the Camp del Cielo meteorite (USNM 5614)
Photo by Chip Clark. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number USNM 5614
Meteorite Type IAB
Locality Argentina

From the exhibit

The composition of some irons indicates that they may not come from asteroid cores. Such “non core” irons contain abundant inclusions, like those in Campo del Cielo (below, left). Impacts may have mixed the metal and inclusions.


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