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Tamentit   contributed by Hanno Strufe, IMCA 4267   MetBul Link

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Approximately 500 kg.   Iron, IIIAB

TKW 510 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1864, Tamentit Oasis, District of Touat, Algeria.


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From my recent trip to the Museum in Paris.

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 12/21/2017 7:22:42 AM
Bernd, Andi: I decided to wait until God will have changed it to p a t i n a t e d iron
Daniel Da Costa
 12/19/2017 9:35:57 AM
Incredible meteorite, it looks like the brain of space.
 12/17/2017 10:43:41 AM
Wow, what a great meteorite! Thanks for sharing this, Hanno.
Ben Fisler
 12/17/2017 7:40:05 AM
Magnificent iron. Thanks for the photos.
Andreas Koppelt
 12/17/2017 6:03:01 AM
@ Bernd, cool, if the others loose interest, I would be 100% fine, if it was iron... ;-) Very impressive, this chunk!
Bernd Pauli
 12/17/2017 3:28:04 AM
According to an Arab legend a block of gold fell from the sky. Local people rushed to the place where the mass fell and quarreled about who should own it. So God changed it to silver but the locals continued quarreling. Finally God changed it to iron and the result was that the people lost interest in it [BURKE J.G. (1986) Cosmic Debris, Meteorites in History].
 12/17/2017 3:21:05 AM
Big Brain, heavy
John Hope
 12/17/2017 12:13:34 AM
Thank you for the great pictures of a truely amazing meteorite Hanno.

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