Northwest Africa 176, Ungrouped

Northwest Africa 176 is an unusual ungrouped iron meteorite that appears to be more closely related to carbonaceous chondrites than to most …

The Irons of Ziz, IAB

Ziz, otherwise known as Northwest Africa 854, is a beautifully fresh iron meteorite from Algeria. It is chemically similar to Canyon Diablo, …

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 …

Tafrawet, IIIAB

I’ve been told that Tafrawet was a stunning 32 kilogram iron.  The 3 kilogram end-cut pictured below certainly suggests as much.  Thick …

Tata, IIIAB

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

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:

NWA 3206, IAB-sLH

This 176 gram disk-shaped iron is chemically a little odd and is structurally unique.  It has a great microscopic pattern, but there’s …

NWA 3208, IIIAB

This iron is a highly shocked IIIAB — so shocked that its Thomson structure is almost completely washed out.  But, while preparing …