Genuine Meteorite In Spectacular Showcase
  • Genuine Meteorite In Spectacular Showcase

Genuine Meteorite In Spectacular Showcase


Meteorite With Showcase

Iron meteorite found in Argentina


This unique, high quality, showcase has a Genuine Meteorite in it and can be used as a paperweight, a classroom specimen, or an amazing conversation piece.

The display provides a showcase for the meteorite and its magnetic closure opens easily. When the showcase is open, the meteorite fixed by a small strong magnet can be easily removed so you can hold the meteorite in your own hand! The magnificent details of the encased meteorite are sure to amaze you and would make a perfect gift for Space Lover!

  • Meteorite: Iron meteorite, minimum size 0.4x0.4 inch (10x10mm) found in Argentina
  • Lucite Block: 4.7x3.54 inch (130x90mm).
  • Certificate of Authenticity: As members of the Meteoritical Society we guarantee the authenticity.

Campo del cielo (iron meteorite IA), Gran Chaco, Argentina


Location: Chaco, Gran Chaco Gualamba Argentina

Co-ordinates: 27°28'S, 60°35'W

Date of find: 1576/2000
Total known weight: 50,000kg (approx)

Number of pieces: Many shower
Type : Iron, IA Octahedrite, coarse (3.0mm) with silicate inclusions.


A large mass estimated at about 15 tons was found, Don Rubin de Celis, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London, 1788, 78, p.37, 183, L.Fletcher, Min. Mag., 1889, 8, p.229. In 1813 a mass of about 1400lb was brought to Buenos Aires and was later given to Sir Woodbine Parish who presented it to the Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London, 1834, 125, p.53. Full description, E.Cohen, Meteoritenkunde, 1905, 3, p.35. Wöhler's Iron, a 114g mass from an unknown locality in Wöhler's collection, was referred to Otumpa by A.Brezina. Described and analyzed, 7.38% Ni, F.Wöhler, Ann. Chem. Pharm. Leipzig, 1852, 81, p.252.