Over 13,000 photos and growing!

  8 - December - 2019

This Month       Today's Picture       Select a Month

Submit a Picture

Where is My Picture?!

The Queue

Select by   Contributor

Met Name

Met Type

Thin Sections

Recent Comments

Taqtaq-e Rasoul   contributed by Mike Farmer   MetBul Link

Roll Overs:     #1   #2   #3   #4   #5    

Click the picture to view larger photos

View all entries for   Meteorite (1)   Contributor (22)

225 gram fragment.   H5

TKW 2 kg. Observed fall 10 August 2019, Bakhtaran, Iran.

From the MetBul
History: Around 07h50 local time (GMT+3.5) on 10 August 2019, residents of several villages in Dasht-e Zahab region of Kermanshah province in Iran heard loud explosions like thunder. They were followed by noises similar to flying drones. Moments later, Madam Gohari a resident of Taqtaq-e Rasoul village (next to a hill with a similar name) noticed an object fall in their family yard, producing dust and getting dogs excited, surrounding it. After receiving a call from his mother about the event, Saman Gohari arrived at the site after 20 '. Informed about meteorites, he collected the stone (claiming that the stone was still hot). Because of site’s vicinity to Iraq’s border (~4 km), police investigated the site and the rock was broken into several pieces (two main pieces). As the area close to the border is covered by land mines, searching for more fragments was not possible.


Visit My Web Site
Click to view larger photos

Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

Photo 4

Photo 5

Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


Comment on this MPOD                      

980 max length

  Please - NO Dealer Ads in the comments
but pictures from dealers are gladly accepted


NWA 10644

This Month

Michael Farmer
 12/8/2019 4:29:06 PM
They are metal veins sort of like portales valley
John Divelbiss
 12/8/2019 1:28:02 PM
looks like we can see the two planar(veins) features running across the face of the specimen in Photo #2.
John Divelbiss
 12/8/2019 1:22:43 PM
Ridges??* I would agree Bernd that more resistant metal(planar/shock?) would be the first "possibility" of how/why they occurred.
Bernd Pauli
 12/8/2019 12:33:29 PM
Wonder what exactly caused these two ridges in photo no.1! Metal veins???
Don Cracraft 2650
 12/8/2019 11:35:34 AM
Quite a story! Thank you for sharing. Don
 12/8/2019 4:24:19 AM
Impressive fragment of this witnessed fall in Iran with wonderful thick, deep-black crust and a good story. The land covered by land mines - must be hard to live there. When I imagine me going outside for a walk, always watching out, always being aware that my next stept could easily be the last - terrible. Let's wish the people there and in so many other regions of the world a stop of these especially crazy and cruel kind of weapons.

Hosted by
Tucson Meteorites
Server date and time
8/18/2022 6:38:52 AM
Last revised
Terms of Use Unsubscribe