Locals in the small Argentinian town of Gancedo were in for a
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
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.