Weighs 4.5 Grams
Measures 20mm x 10mm
This meteorite was recorded to have fallen in Nantan County of Guangxi Province, China in June of 1516 during the Ming Dynasty. Witnesses reported it came from the north-west, waling like snakes and dragons with a light as bright as lightning then disappeared in seconds.
Even though the fall was recorded at the time it was ignored until 1958 when China needed lots of steel for constructing 'New China'. Everyone was told to look for iron ore.
During this time even the cooking woks were melted down to produce steel. Meanwhile the farmers in Nantan County felt lucky to find heavy rocks rich in iron. Unfortunately the 'iron rocks' would not melt. This puzzled the people causing them to send a report to the Chinese central government. Geologists arrived to inspect the rocks and discovered that they were in fact, iron meteorites.
The meteorite impacted near Lihu Town and the Ladan and Baya area. It was distributed in a north-westerly direction over an area 27-28km long and 8km wide. The Nantan meteorite appears to have broken up in the air as pieces of it ranging from 10grams to over 2,000kg are found scattered over an area of about 400 square miles. Pieces are found with a variety of shapes and textures. It is currently estimated that the total mass was about 9,500kg.
Nickel Iron Meteorites resonate with the Root, Solar Plexus, Third Eye and Crown Chakras. They promote Kundalini activation, inner vision, spiritual awakening, patience and persistence in regard to spiritual growth.