NANTAN IRON METEORITE with Color Information Card 4-10 gram size #10189 2o

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Seller: lmaest (8,030) 100%, Location: Salem, Utah, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 181745069820 ebay template Up for sale is a genuine nantan meteorite with a nice color information card. The meteorite pictured is not the actual meteorite you will receive, but an example. The size the meteorite you receive will be between 4-10 grams in weight. This is a fun item for a beginning collector! I am so confident that you'll love this item that I offer a 100% money back guarantee - when you receive the item if you're not happy for any reason, send it back within 14 days and I'll refund your purchase price. THE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN ALTERED IN ANY WAY BY THE BUYER. We are happy to combine shipping! I'm also happy to hold off on shipping if you want to watch my auctions for several weeks and then combine shipping in the same box. PLEASE NOTE: We appreciate the business of our international customers! We request that international buyers have signature confirmation tracking or insurance on their packages. PLEASE INFORM US when you make a purchase if you would like to add signature confirmation or insurance to your order, and we can let you know what the additional cost would be. Packages may still be shipped internationally without signature confirmation or insurance, but the buyer would assume responsibility if the package was lost or stolen. The buyer is responsible for any customs or duty fees that are charged by their country. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LOOKING! Check out the other items in our store at Put us on your favorite sellers list and watch our auctions that end each Saturday The Chinese considered meteorites to be sacred stones from heaven. Nantan iron meteorites represent one of the rare witnessed iron meteorite falls in the world. The fall in 1516 was recorded vividly -- "During summertime in May of Jiajing 11th year, stars fell from the northwest direction, five to six fold long, waving like snakes and dragons. They were as bright as lightning and disappeared in seconds." So far almost all the iron meteorites found in the world are discovered meteorites, that is, no one witnessed any fall. The Nantan is a exception. The Chinese people actually saw the star falling nearly 500 years ago. No one paid attention to the historical record about the fallen stars at Nandan until 1958, when China needed a lot of steel to push the country "Great Leap Forward". During this period, everyone was told to look for iron ore. Even cooking pots were melted in back yards to produce steel. Some farmers at Nandan, mainly Yao minority, were lucky enough to keep their kitchen tools by finding some heavy Iron-rich rocks. Unfortunately, the "iron ore" would not melt at the backyard steel factory, which puzzled the farmers. They reported to the government and scientists. Researchers arrived and proved the "iron ore" to be iron meteorites. Detailed mapping showed that the Nantan meteorites were distributed in an area of 27 - 28 Km long and 8 Km wide, overlying Permian limestone and surface soils. The occurrence of northwestern elongated zone concurs with the historical description of falling direction. Nantan meteorites have different shapes: spherical, triangle, flat-iron shaped, elliptical, semi-sheered, tongue-shaped, irregular, and so on. Fresh meteorite surfaces are black, and commonly characterized with angular or round melted pits. The ones deeply weathered are brown and lack of melted surface. Many Nantan meteorites have been restored (acid cleaning) to a bright finish so that the natural etching is evident and coated to prevent oxidation. The size of Nantan meteorites collected ranges from 1 gram to 2,000 kg. Total weight is estimated to be 9,500 kg. The average Chemical composition in the Nantan meteorites are: Fe 92.35%, Ni 6.96%, belonging to IIICD type of iron meteorite based on the taxonomy of Wasson and others (1980). The following trace elements have been detected: C, Cu, Co, S, P, Cr, Ga, Ge, As, Sb, W, Re, Ir, Au, Ru, Pd, Os, Pr, and Mn. Ag, Cd, and Pb isotopes have been analyzed by many Profs. Sell Smarter with Kyozou. Inventory and Ecommerce Management

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