2.7" 323g Metallic Nickel Iron NanDan METEORITE China Witness Fall 1516 for sale

$150.00
Product Code: EB1218METC4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location NanDan, Guangxi, China
Size 2.7" x 2.3" x 1.3"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

This nickel-iron meteorite weighs 11.4 ounces, nearly three-quarters of a pound. The surface is smooth, shiny and metallic, with a burnished luster. It is from the meteorite that was witnessed falling in 1516, as recorded in Chinese historical documents. It came from the celebrated NanDan meteorite field, in Guangxi province. Before it crashed to earth, the meteorite streaked through the atmosphere and heated up to the melting point. This piece weighs 323 grams.