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Campo del Cielo from Argentina.

First recorded in 1576 by the Spanish who learned of it from the Indians that lived in the area and who believed the rocks had fallen from the heavens. The name Campo del Cielo is translated to mean “Field of Heaven”.

The largest meteorite from the strewnfield weighs 37 tons and is the second largest meteorite in the world. Over 100 tons of material has been recovered from the area making Campo Del Cielo one of the largest meteorite falls ever recorded. The MMAF’s specimen weighs over 120 pounds.

 

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