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    Taza Meteorite
    Iron, Plessitic octahedrite, Ungrouped
    The Sahara Desert (near Taza, Morocco)

    Also known as NWA 859, Taza is a Nickel-Iron plessitic octahedrite Meteorite. Geochemically, it is sufficiently unusual to have been classified as "ungrouped." It originated from the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars and was discovered in the Sahara in 2001, not far from the town of Taza, Morocco. This is a superior, fist-sized example of the Taza event which evidences flight markings as well as cleavage along crystalline planes. Draped in a variegated ochre patina, this is a terrific Meteorite for its size.
    Overall Measurements: 4.0 x 3.3 x 1.6 inches (10.3 x 8.5 x 4.0 cm), weighs 681.8 gm (24.04 oz.)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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