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.

XS- 0.2G-0.5G

S- 0.6G-0.9G

M- 1G-1.8G

L- 1.9G-4.2G

XL- 4.3G-4.7G

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.