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Campo del Cielo
Basic information Name: Campo del Cielo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1576
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 50 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 36  (1966)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 85 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 24:
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EL ABIPÓN, Environs of Gancedo, situated to the extreme S. W. of the Chaco government; (φ = 27°30'S, λ = 61°42'W).

Found, 1936.

Iron, (undescribed).

1 specimen, the dimensions are approximately 73 X 50 X 40 cms., weight 460 kg. The meteorite was found by a day laborer, in the place «Campo del Cielo». The meteorite was received by the Museum of Natural History (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 1942.


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EL MATACO, near to Gancedo, Mariano Moreno department, Santiago del Es­tero province; (φ = 21°30'S, λ = 61°42'W)

Found, 1937.

Iron, (undescribed).

1 specimen, weight 998 kg.

The meteorite was found by a rural 50 meters from the place where the grand iron meteorite El Toba was found in the year 1923. It is in the Museum of Rosario City, (Santa Fe province, Argentina, where is exhibited in one of its square, in the open air.


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EL TONOCOTE, environs of Gancedo, Chaco government; (φ = 27°30'S, λ = 61'42'W).

Found, 1931.

Iron, (undescribed).

1 specimen, weight 850 kg.

The meteorite was brought in the year of 1931, as a donation for the Dirección de Geologia y Mineria (Buenos Aires, Argentina).


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NIHUA, environs of Gancedo, Chaco government; (φ = 27°30'S, λ = 61°42'W).

Found, 1948.

Iron, (undescribed).

1 specimen, weight 15 kg.

The meteorite was brought in the year of 1948, as a donation for the Dirección de Geologia y Mineria (Buenos Aires, Argentina).


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PINALTÁ, environs of Gancedo, Mariano Moreno department, Santiago del Estero province; (φ = 27°30'S, λ = 61°42'W)

Found, 1937.

Iron, (undescribed).

1 specimen, weight 8.92 kg.

The meteorite was found near the grand mass El Motaco and was brought in the year of 1937, as a donation for the Museo de Ciencias Naturales (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Source: List and date on new Argentine meteorites not included in the Prior­Hey catalogue, 1953, compiled by Dr. L. O. Giacomelli and sent to E. L. Krinov in letter of July 4, 1962.


Writeup from MB 33:
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DISCOVERY OF EL PATIO IRON METEORITE, ARGENTINA

Name: EL PATIO.

The place of fall or discovery: Santiago del Estero Province (boundary with the Chaco Province), Argentina; φ =- 27°40' S, λ = 61°44' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, before 1960.

Class and type: IRON, hexahedrite.

Number of individual spe­cimens: 1.

Total weight: 350 kg.

Circumstances of fall or discovery: The meteorite was preserved in the place of found.

Source: Report of Dr. L. O. Giacomelli (Buenos Aires, Argen­tina) in a letter 11.11 1965 and an article: W. A. Cassidy, et all. ((Meteorites and Craters of Campo del Cielo, Argentina), p. 29, September, 1964; Lamont Geological Observatory, U. S. A.


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DISCOVERY OF EL TACO IRON METEORITE, ARGENTINA

Name: EL TACO.

The place of fall or discovery: Santiago del Estero Province (boundary with the Chaco Province), Argentina; φ = 27°41' S, λ = 61°47' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1962.

Class and type: IRON, hexahedrite.

Number of individual spe­cimens: 1.

Total weight: 3090 gr.

Circumstances of fall or discovery: The meteorite was found by a farmer plowing a cotton field. The meteorite is in the U. S. National Museum (Washington, USA).

Source: Report of Dr. L. O. Giacomelli (Buenos Aires, Argenti­na) in a letter, 11.11 1965 and an above article.


Writeup from MB 36:
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Correction::

A letter from Dr. Roy F. Schall (Pittsburgh, USA), April 1, 1966 reports that «The weight of «El Taco» is in units of kilograms, not grams (Met. Bull. No. 33, March, 1965; Science 149, 1055 (1965)). Also, Dr. H. Hinterberger of the Max-Planck-Institut, Mainz, Germany, has weighed «El Taco» and found its mass to be 1998 kg.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Campo del Cielo in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 24, Moscow (1962)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 33, Moscow (1965)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 36, Moscow (1966) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 28'S, 60° 35'W)
     Recommended::   (27° 28'S, 60° 35'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Chaco, Argentina (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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