The largest meteorite found on our planet weighs 60 tons.
Meteorites found in nearly every day people of various occupations and professions — from professional geologists to ordinary people who were in the right place at the right time.
But which meteorites are the largest? Read on to find out…
10. Campo del Cielo (Campo del Cielo), Argentina
Estimated weight in tons — 13
Campo del Cielo was a place of discovery, not only of this giant meteorite, but a group of iron meteorites found in this region.
9. Chupaderos (Chupaderos), Mexico
Estimated weight in tons — 14
Also consisting of iron, this huge mass was discovered in 1966.
8. Willamette (Willamette), USA
Estimated weight in tons — 14,1
This iron-Nickel meteorite was discovered in 1902, and today it saw more than 50 million people! It seems that the meteors can do a good job in promoting tourism.
7. Armanti (Armanty), Mongolia
Estimated weight in tons — 20
The meteorite is 2.2 meters in length is covered with names, passing Kazakh herdsmen because they saw him as little more than a sign point of the route.
6. Apalisok (Agpalilik), Greenland
Estimated weight in tons to 20.1
A meteorite Apalisok (better known as “the man”) weighs about 20 tons. It was discovered in 1894 by Robert E. Peary (Robert E. Peary), an American Arctic Explorer.
5. Mbozi (Mbozi), Tanzania
Estimated weight in tons — 26
Meteorite Mbozi is one of the largest in the world. He weighed about 25 tons and was about 3 meters in length. But still have not found any impact crater!
4. Bacubirito (Bacuberito), Mexico
Estimated weight in tons — 27
It was the largest meteorite found in Mexico. He was found in the huge mass of metal of irregular shape, consisting of iron and Nickel.
3. Akihito (Ahnighito), Greenland
Estimated weight in tons — 30,4
There is something ironic in the fact that the largest iron meteorite in the world landed on the island Meteorite (Meteorite Island) in Greenland. Just kidding! In fact, the island so called.
2. Gancedo (Gancedo), Argentina
Estimated weight in tons — 30,6
Extracted from the ground in September 2016 30,6-ton boulder is an iron-Nickel meteorite, which the locals called “Gancedo”.
1. Hoba West (Hoba West), South Africa
Estimated weight in tons — 60
He may not look the greatest in the world, but weighs over 60 tons. This is something that could bring death if it had fallen on the town in our days.
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