A Nantan Meteorite from a rare witnessed meteorite impact that occurred in May of 1516 in Guangxi, China. This meteorite fall was described as falling stars resembling winding dragons and snakes. They have a coarse octahedral structure.
This rare Nantan Meteorite is a fragment of a large iron-nickel asteroid core that melted and re-formed. In 1958 local farmers collected them when China was in need of steel for the growing economy..."Great Leap Forward" advocated by Mao Zetung.
These meteorites make wonderful gifts for anyone interested in space and geology. A truly remarkable piece that fell from the heavens almost 500 years ago.