Mount Tazerzait,1991 Niger Fall, Fresh L5 Fragment

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.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing ONE (1) fragment selected from the lot shown. You will get the largest piece remaining in the lot. Some of the pieces have a cut face and some do not. If you have a preference, let me know and I will try to fulfill your request. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar.

Note, these pieces are not sold by weight. For reference, the largest piece in the photo weighs approx. 3/4 gram and the smallest is approx. 1/10th gram.

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