This listing is for ONE Nantan Meteorite.
Each Meteorite fragment is unique and varies slightly in shape, size, and color.
Each Meteorite will come in a baggie with an information card. Each Meteorite is approximately 0.5”
The meteorite burst during passage through the atmosphere and the pieces were scattered in a strewn field28 kilometers (17 mi) long and 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) wide near the city of Nantan, Nandan County, Guangxi, China. The meteorite was named after the city.
The fragments were not retrieved until the 1950s when they were gathered for smelting to make metal for the growing industrialization of China. It was found that the meteoric iron contained too much nickel for smelting.