Excellent Agoudal meteorite classified as IIAB iron.
This is the latest metallic meteorite to have been discovered in Morocco, in 2011.
Collected by us during our May 2019 expedition.
The 2 lakes found in the area, are actually craters of the meteorite. Supposedly, the rock that crossed the atmosphere was divided into 2 large fragments before they exploded and formed a rain of thousands of small meteorites, scattered throughout the current location in the city of Agoudal, which is the highest city in Morocco at 2,300 metres above sea level.
A metal meteorite is composed mainly of iron and nickel.
Actually, they are a piece of an asteroid core. In the differentiation process, when the asteroid is a ball of magma, during its formation, iron and nickel settle to the core of the asteroid, as they are the heaviest elements. After cooling, the asteroid metal core forms. Through catastrophic collisions, the asteroid and its core break and the fragments remain in space, until a piece falls into our planet. They are estimated to account for 5.7% of falls.
At Expometeoritos, we take care of dissemination, talks, workshops, analyses, classification and exhibitions of meteorites.
We are members of:
.- IMCA (International Meteorite Collectors Association) #8187
.- Meteoritical Society
.- American Meteor Society
All our pieces are certified and, besides, we provide the analysis of the chemical composition, using an x-ray spectrograph, of each piece that is over €300.
- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- MUSÉE qualité AGOUDAL
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Météorite de fer
- Pièce complète XL
- 368 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- Origine (pays)