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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Tarda   contributed by Roberto Vargas, IMCA 5746   MetBul Link

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3.97 grams.   C2-ung

TKW 4 kg. Observed fall 25 August 2020, Morocco.


Roberto writes:
Tarda is probably one of the more exciting falls of the year. It fell in Morocco on August 25th. It has been classified as a one-of-only-twenty C2-ungrouped meteorites. It also has a very low total known weight of 4 kilograms.

This 3.97g piece came to me directly from hunters in the field. It has beautiful iridescent fusion crust with visible flow lines and a great view of the interior of the meteorite.

I am very excited to add this piece to the collection. I am also eagerly awaiting the science that comes out of this fall.
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John Divelbiss
 10/27/2020 6:38:52 PM
very nice Roberto...WARNING:: no spills near it, no crying over it, no alcohol baths on purpose or by accident for this heavy weight TARDA!! awesome acquisition
Twink Monrad
 10/27/2020 10:12:34 AM
What a wonderful find and yes great photos
Oz Backman
 10/27/2020 9:11:42 AM
Awesome Roberto 😁
Bernd Pauli
 10/27/2020 5:41:07 AM
A cosmic jewel, ... rare, precious, beautiful!
 10/27/2020 4:18:02 AM
I waited for the first Tarda to appear here. What a beauty, Roberto. It has it all: orientation, breathtakingly fresh crust, as if still hot and in the melt-flow; and a window to the Tagish-Lake-like interior. So beautiful. And excellent pics.

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