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    SLICE OF TAZA METEORITE FROM THE SAHARA DESERT: NWA 859
    Iron, Ungrouped
    Taza, Morocco
    Found: 2001

    This striking slice is of NWA 859, or Taza as it is also known, from a fall that was recovered over ten years ago. Taza is notable for the extremely fine Widmanstätten pattern that appears when slices are polished and etched. The pattern is so fine that the crystallites look like tiny "stars" or frost on a window. This is a complete slice that shows fusion crust/oxidation all around the perimeter. If you are a connoisseur of the Widmanstätten patterns, then this is a "must have" for your collection.
    Overall Measurements: 6.63 x 4.04 x 0.10 inches (16.83 x 10.26 x 0.25 cm), weighs 209 gm (7.37 ozs.)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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