Taza Iron Meteorite, Oriented Sculpted Batwing, 12.62g

Iron meteorites with beautiful sculpted shapes have been recovered around the Taza area of Morocco since at least 2001. These distinctive meteorites have unique shapes and many are oriented with fine flowlines, roll over lips, and regmaglypts. Specimens have been analyzed and studied at numerous institutions, and it was originally classified as NWA 859, and ungrouped plessitic octahedrite. It is one of most highly desired of aesthetic iron meteorites.

The specimen being offered here is a high-grade individual that has it's natural desert patina on one side, and has been lightly cleaned on the other. Underneath the patina, one can see a sharp roll-over lip along the edges of the trailing side. When cleaned, this meteorite will likely show a continuation of this roll over lipping and delicate flowlines. The sculpted shape is similar to a bat-wing. It weighs 12.62 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 and padded storage box.

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