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Campo Del Cielo Meteorite

These Meteorites are from Argentina, South America.
Campo Del Cielo means Valley of the Sky.
​​​​​​​Campo is classified as a Coarse octahedrite nickel-iron meteorite.
Campo del Cielo 18310 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. 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.​​​​​​​
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