Tatahouine Meteorite



  • Tatahouine

  • Fell June 27, 1931 Foum Tatahouine, Tunisia

  • Stone. Achondrite. Diogenite

Fragments fell over a radius of 500 meters, 4 km Northeast of the village.  12kg were collected, mostly in very small fragments.  Subsequent searches have yielded more fragments.


Note: This is a beautiful diogenite, green in color with black veins. Tatahouine very rarely has fusion crust, and most pieces are one gram or less, so unlike most meteorites, the larger the piece, the more rare and expensive. 



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This unusually, large specimen weighs 60 grams and measures 47mm by 39mm by 30mm


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