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Old 09-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default 30 tonne meteorite discovered in Argentina is the second heaviest ever found

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The huge meteorite was discovered in the Argentinian town of Gancedo
It originates from a meteor shower in the area 4,000 years ago
It is smaller only to the Hoba meteorite, weighing 66 tonnes in Namibia
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...est-found.html


Locals in the small Argentinian town of Gancedo were in for a
surprise when a massive meteorite was discovered earlier this
week. The meteorite weighs a whopping 30 tonnes, and is the
second biggest meteorite to have ever been found


Campo del Cielo Meteorite

I have a tiny piece of this particular meteorite and hope to acquire a much larger specimen one day.

The Campo del Cielo contains an unusually high number of inclusions for a nickel-iron meteorite which is probably why it fragmented as much as it did once it entered Earth's atmosphere. Had it impacted as a single mass there would be an impressive crater.
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