A natural fragment of the Nantan meteorite.
Specimen Name: Nanttan
Specimen Type: Iron, IAB-MG
Location of Find: China
Date of Find: 1958
It is thought that the Nantan meteorite broke up as it fell to Earth in 1516, scattering debris over a wide area. This piece was not found until 1958 in Nantan County, Guangxi, China. The meteorite is made of an iron alloy, containing about 6% nickel.
It originates from the asteroid belt, a collection of rocky material that orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid belt contains billions of asteroids, some gigantic, others as small as a pebble.
The meteorite comes in a small plastic casing with foam to protect each fragment. As well as a Specimen Identification Card for you to display at home. This is perfect as a gift!
Each of our Nantan fragments is similar to the one shown in the image, however no two fragments are identical.