Bestcrystals Meteorite Set
Set of 3 meteorite specimens from around the world, in collector's box with glass face.
#1. Stony Iron Meteorite from the Sahara Desert in Morocco
These meteorites are gathered by nomads. Shifting sands unearthed many meteorites that were buried on impact.
Meteorite falls occurred between 10,000 and 50,000 years ago. These stone chondrite meteorites have limited rust due tot he dry desert conditions.
#2. Campo del Cielo Meteorite from Argentina
Campo del Cielo means "field of the heaveans."
Found 1576 by the Spanish, actual fall estimated at 4000-6000 years ago.
Type: Iron based meteorite.
Pieces range in size from grains of sand up to 35 tons.
#3. Nantan, China Iron Meteorite
These meteorites are from a rare witnessed fall event. This meteorite impact ocurred in May of 1516, in Nantan, China. Then in 1958 local farmers collected them when China was in need of steel to push the country "Great Leap Forward" advocated by Mao Zetung. They have a coarse octahedral structure.