NWA 7803, Mesosiderite

This cute stone doesn’t have a texture that resembles any other Northwest African mesosiderites I’ve seen.  It’s also one of the least-weathered.  …

NWA 7804, Mesosiderite

This find consisted of a fresh, oriented 331 gram mostly complete stone.  Abundant olivine and pyroxene crystals are visible on the surface, …

Taza, Ungrouped Iron

Meteoritical Bulletin entry for Taza. Long story short, it’s an ungrouped iron with a germanium content an order of magnitude or so …

Tata, IIIAB

Tata, otherwise known as NWA 1430, consisted of a single 113 kilogram iron meteorite that was, honestly, pretty ugly.  It had been …

Izarzar, H5

After hearing reports of a fireball in Morocco in late October of 2012, I kept an eye out for stones, but saw …

NWA 3202, IIAB

This hexahedrite isn’t too unusual, but it is pretty. And it’s fairly fresh; it has a partial heat-altered zone, contrary to the …

NWA 3204, IAB-sHL-anomalous

NWA 3204 is a pretty plessitic octahedrite with a fun shape; we initially thought that it might be a man-made artifact.  Its …

NWA 3205, IAB-ungrouped

This iron turned out to be compositionally unusual, with a very high iridium content.  The Meteoritical Bulletin says a bit more: