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Taza (NWA 859) Iron Ungrouped Plessitic Octahedrite Meteorite ORIENTED Iron meteorite - 4.4 g

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Taza (NWA 859) Iron Ungrouped Plessitic Octahedrite Meteorite ORIENTED Iron meteorite - 4.4 g

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Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite: Taza (NWA 859) Iron Ungrouped Plessitic Octahedrite Meteorite ORIENTED
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite: Iron meteorite
Weight: 4.4 g
Origin (Country): Africa

TYPE: Taza (NWA 859)
LOCATION: Fell in Taza (Morocco) - Northwest Africa
FORMATION: Iron Ungrouped Plessitic Octahedrite
SIZE: 15.9 mm • 0.63 in

DESCRIPTION:
As a meteor travels through the Earth's atmosphere, the heat generated ablates material away. If the meteor is able to achieve stable flight rather than tumbling sporadically, then the material will ablate in an even manner creating what is known as a shield or nose-cone shape. In fact, ideas for space re-entry vehicles were designed from this natural shape which tends to dissipate the high amounts of energy better. The leading side (front) and sides often have flow-lines in the surface which indicates the direction the material was being ablated. The rear edges of the trailing side can create a 'roll-over' rim or 'lip' where the ablating/melting material has started to roll-over onto the back side. Sometimes specimens will also have 'frothing' on the trailing side where the crust has literally bubbled. Oriented meteorites are quite rare and can differ widely in shape and size.

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Catawiki member since April 20, 2019, received 162 reviews in total (162 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 99.4% (162 reviews)
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  • Great specimen - Just as pictured. Packaged well and delivery quickly.

    user-3af1870 August 20, 2019

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    user-7e74838 August 20, 2019

  • received in good condition.

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    Completamente soddisfatto, gran servizio.
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    user-942b1e6 August 19, 2019

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    J'ai bien reçu la Pyrite
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    calbotte August 19, 2019

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    Alles absolut Top. Echt schöne Stücke. Jederzeit wieder!
    Vielen lieben Dank!!
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    user-be5a532 August 19, 2019

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    Zeer snel geleverd, netjes verpakt
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    Rene84 August 16, 2019

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    Perfecta entrega y maravillosa pieza que e adquirido, junto con su certificado de autenticidad. En solo 2 dias despues de pedirla por internet y en perfecto estado y muy bien protejida. Muchas gracias
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    user-bebc25e August 16, 2019

  • Everything was fine. Thanks.

    user-797512d August 16, 2019

  • Everything was fine. Thanks.

    user-797512d August 16, 2019

  • Everything was fine. Thanks.

    user-797512d August 16, 2019

  • Everything was fine. Thanks.

    user-797512d August 16, 2019

  • Everything was fine. Thanks.

    user-797512d August 16, 2019

  • Everything was fine. Thanks.

    user-797512d August 16, 2019

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    Was er snel met certificaat.
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    van-der-zalm August 16, 2019

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    Très très très belle chondrite, merci pour tout !
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    glisda August 16, 2019

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    Sericho dans toute sa splendeur, beau travail merci !
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    glisda August 16, 2019

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    Belles petites Taza, merci ;)
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    glisda August 16, 2019

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    Notwithstanding bad luck with the initial delivery (package got sent back), this was very professionally dealt with by seller and smoothly resolved. In the end very beautiful pieces&very satisfied!Tnx
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    adelante August 15, 2019

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    Excellent vendeur très sérieux et rapide. Les objets sont conformes et sont extraordinaires. Merci beaucoup.
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    nicoromain August 14, 2019

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    Todo perfecto, un auténtico lujo de vendedor. Envió muy rápido el paquete y es fósil es tal y como sale en la descripción. Muy contento.
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    ericdlr August 14, 2019

  • Real and authentic fossil! Item received as same as describe ! Trust able seller, i am not the 1st time to trade with them! Recommended! and Thank you, Jurassic dream! Hope you continue the dream!

    user-2bec9c4 August 14, 2019

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    Super Chondrit Meteorit! Freue mich sehr darüber! Verkäufer sehr empfehlenswert!
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    user-41e6de4 August 14, 2019

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    exelent vertebraes and otodus teeth thx a lot :)
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    user-3fb2b34 August 13, 2019

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    Safe packaging, quick shipping and the fossils were exactly like the pictures! Very good.
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    user-a94e73e August 13, 2019

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