Taza (NWA 859) Iron Meteorites


Known officially as NWA 859, it is one of 130 approved meteorites classified as Iron, ungrouped. Found in vicinity of Taza, Morocco it’s precise coordinates remain unknown. Many specimens of this meteorite have regmaglypts which radiate in every direction from its central axis. This is in part due to having a stable fight once entering Earth’s atmosphere. On the reverse, molten material streamed to the back, leaving valley’s and cervices. There have been hundreds of pieces recovered meaning that most are rather small in size leaving the original body as the largest weighing roughly 166lbs.

Find/Fall: Find - 2001
Location Found: Northwest Africa
(Taza, Morroco)
Class: Iron ung.
Total Weight: 75.3kg (166.01lbs)