Dims: 4.10x3.71x2.15" (10.40x9.42x5.47cm)
Wt: 46.07oz (1306g)
Gran Chaco Gualamba, Chaco, Argentina
This is a Campo del Cielo meteorite, named from the "field of heaven" in which they are found. It has an irregular shape, rather typical for iron meteorites, and having a good shape for an axe. The iron has the usual iron gray color, with numerous pits that have black interiors (probably hematite). Unfortunately, these Campo meteorites seem to rust very easily - I have cleaned and oiled this one several times, and yet it continues to rust. It may be a few grams lighter by the time you receive it, as I plan to clean it one last time before shipping!