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Taousz / Breja

Stone, chondrite, L chondrite, publication pending
Moroccan-Algerian border
Fall: May 1st, 2010, 03:00 hrs local time
TKW: ~15 kg
Individual: 130.4 g

Fall-fresh chondrite from the meteorite fall which was observed in Southern Morocco and Algeria on May 1st 2010. Following the appearance of a giant bolide, a meteorite shower had descended near the border of the two countries. The stones recovered were subsequently distributed under the names Taousz and Breja. Taousz meteorites show a marvelous sooty fusion rind with an unparalleled contrast to the luminously bright, particularly fine-grained and slightly greenish shimmering matrix. The 130 g collection specimen shows well preserved impact marks.

Inventory #

B-375

Date

October 2, 2015

Category

Chondrites, Stones, Witnessed Falls