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Tatahouine   contributed by Matthias Baermann   MetBul Link

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Copyright (c) Marcin Cimala.
32.54 grams. 35 x 26 x 25 mm.   Diogenite

TKW 12 kg. Observed fall 1931, in Tatawin, Tunisia.


Matthias writes:
Tatahouine, the Green Meteorite, exploded during the very last phase of its flight, transforming itself into a cloud of mostly tiny fragments (10 g or less).

Pieces from the core (over 30 g) are quite rare.

Acquired from Marcin Cimala, PolandMet, 9/11/2010, more or less exactly 10 years ago.

Ex-coll. Zbigniew Gruba, Gdansk, Poland.
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Anne Black

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3 pictures in the Queue
 9/17/2020 6:37:07 PM
... and, Anne, TomatoDoug & especially Peter (wow, what a monster!) - now I see that this piece is really not unusually big (bigger than the scale cube anyway : - ).
 9/17/2020 6:15:26 PM
Beauty doesn't depend on size, fortunately (although size sometimes matters).
 9/17/2020 6:12:52 PM
Thank you, Anne, I must confess: no. But you're absolutely right: #4, 12 o'clock position, the shining little structure. Reflecting the light different. Good to be aware of!
Anne Black
 9/17/2020 2:40:48 PM
Matthias, did you notice on picture #4 that there is a tiny shattercone, top center. Yes Twink, Tatahouines are special, and full of surprises.
Twink Monrad
 9/17/2020 12:52:23 PM
Beautiful photo, and even my small one is so pretty too. Tatahouinis are special!
Bernd Pauli
 9/17/2020 5:24:27 AM
Wow, Matthias,32.54 gr, ... that's a really big one! My largest piece weighs "only" 9.79 grams.

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