The Chinga Meteorite was found in the Chinga river
bed in Tanna Tuva, Turvinskaya, Russia in 1911 (north of present day Mongolia).
Chingas are a rare type of iron meteorite known as an ataxite. Ataxites
have a very high nickel content (Chinga meteorite contain 16% nickel!). This
high nickel content results in a lack of any visible Widmanstatten pattern,
and Chinga meteorites polish into a beautiful mirror like finish.
An ancient pre-Buddist statue discovered by the Nazis in the 1930's was recently found to have been carved from a Chinga meteorite (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19735959). As you may have discovered if you have been looking for Chinga meteorites
on the internet, quality Chinga meteorites are becoming very difficult to find. We have several superb specimens and are making polished
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