3" 10oz METEORITE Nickel-Iron Nandan China from Witnessed Fall in 1516 for sale

$95.00
Product Code: EB1018METC4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Nandan, Lihu-Yaochai area, Nandan Co., Hechi Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Region, China
Size 3.0" x 2.2" x 1.2"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

Here is a meteorite that was part of the meteorite that was witnessed falling in 1516 in what is now Guangxi Province, as recorded in Chinese history. It came from the celebrated NanDan meteorite field and has a bright surface with a burnished luster, and is composed of nickel and iron. Before it crashed to earth, the meteorite streaked through the atmosphere and heated up to the melting point. This piece weighs 281 grams (almost 10 ounces).