Mount Tazerzait, 1991 Niger Fall, Fresh Cut Fragment, 1.05g

On August 21, 1991, a seven year old Tuareg boy saw a large stone fall from the sky after hearing a loud noise overhead in a remote area of sub-Saharan Africa in Niger. This large mass was the only specimen known to fall from this event. The original meteorite weighed over 200 pounds, but the relatives of the Tuareg boy and other locals broke up the mass into fragments. The meteorite had a friable texture which enabled it to be broken easily. Eventually, pieces were acquired for analysis and it was classified as a L5 chondrite. Most of the surviving mass resides in a Swiss collection.

The specimen being offered here is a thick fragment that has a cut face showing the interior matrix that is filled with chondrules and fresh metal flecks. It weighs 1.05 grams.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. Your purchase will include an ID label.

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