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The exact number of the discovered is unknown as many have been smuggled out of the country over the years.

To date a total of 120 pieces have been recorded as having an almost identical composition and are thought to have initially formed a body weighing in excess of 15 ton.

” The answer to this question was provided by radiometric dating and is now known to within a few percent.

Three basic approaches are used to determine the age of the Earth.

Using fossils to correlate from area to area, geologists have been able to work out a relative worldwide order of rock formations and to divide the rock record and geologic time into the eras, periods, and epochs shown in Figure 1.