Beautiful HEAVY WEIGHT sterling with three pieces of meteorite specimen ring. This is not cheap flimsy sterling this is quality handmade by me! This is a gorgeous Campo Del Cielo Specimens on a sturdy SIZE 8.5 band. See the photos for how sturdy and thick the sterling is used to make their settings, these will not fall apart on you and each custom shaped setting cradles a 4-5 gram specimen of Campo Del Cielo meteorite. This is an exceptional and special gift for any lover of space, astronomy or science.
About the Campo Del Cielo meteorite fall...
The Campo del Cielo iron meteorite fell 4200 - 4700 years ago, about 1000 km northwest of Buenos Aires in Argentina. More than 100 tons of material has been recovered so far. The largest single meteorite found in the Campo del Cielo strewnfield is called 'Gancedo' and weighs 30.8 tons. It is the second largest known meteorite on the earth's surface after the Hoba meteorite. During impact more than 20 craters were formed in a large area of many square kilometres; the largest crater is about 100 metres in diameter. These craters have various forms; some of them were created when a part of the meteorite hit the ground at such an acute angle that the meteorite bounced back up again, leaving a shallow crater behind. Campo del Cielo was discovered in 1576 by members of the Spanish military, but the site was already well known to the local Indians before this and they probably used parts of the iron for their weapons. In the following centuries several expeditions were made and recovered most of the meteorites. Analysis of the strewn field shows that the meteorite came from the south-west at a very flat angle of just 9°. As with most meteorites, Campo del Cielo originated in the asteroid belt. A collision with another asteroid belt object created the meteoroid and sent it into a new, elliptical orbit. The orbit's closest distance to the Sun lay inside the Earth's orbit, so Campo del Cielo became a so-called Apollo asteroid. Fragments of Campo del Cielo come in a wide range of sizes from small specimens of just a few grams to much rarer big pieces of tens, and sometimes even hundreds, of kilograms.
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