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Sourced from Spacerocks UK
We source our meteorites from David Bryant at Spacerocks UK. David has been a meteorite specialist for over 15-years and is a well known and respected figure in the industry - you might have met him at an event or attended one of his talks.
Spacerocks UK are also members of the prestigious International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA) so offer a lifetime guarantee of authenticity with all of their meteorites.
If you are looking for something larger or more unique than the meteorites offered here please contact us, we will do our best to source something suitable.
Genuine examples of the Tatahouine Diogenite achondrite meteorite.
These tiny fragments are from the rate Tatahouine meteorite which fell on June 27th 1931, North-east of the village of Foum Tatahouine in Tunisia.
Please note - meteorites are unique and come in different shapes and sizes. We have photographed one intended to represent the meteorite you receive but the actual meteorite will differ slightly. The price displayed is for a single meteorite.
Tatahouine cumulate diogenite
This rate meteorite fell on June 27, 1931, North-east of the village of Foum Tatahouine in Tunisia. The stone shattered into thousands of small fragments, most no larger than a gram. Larger fragments are rare.
The original mass broke up near the Earth's surface, as a result fusion crust is virtually absent making this a difficult meteorite to recognise. If it had not been witnessed it probably would never have been found.
About 12 kilograms were originally recovered, most of which was sent to Dr. Alain Carion at the Museum National D'Historie Naturelle in Paris, France. In 1994 Carion recovered a number of additional specimens raising the total known mass to around 13.5 kilograms.
Tatahouine has a cumulate texture with exceptionally large crystals, many reaching 2cm long.
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