Excellent Agoudal meteorite classified as an IIAB iron
It is the latest metallic meteorite discovered in Morocco, in 2011
Picked up by us on 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 of the city of Agoudal, which is the highest city in Morocco at 2300 meters above sea level.
A metal meteorite is composed mainly of iron and nickel.
Actually, it's a piece of the nucleus of an asteroid. In the process of differentiation, when the asteroid is a ball of magma, during its formation, iron and nickel are deposited in the centre of the asteroid, as they are the heaviest elements. After cooling, the metal core of the asteroid is formed. Through catastrophic collisions, the asteroid and its core break and those fragments remain in space until some piece falls on our planet. They are estimated to account for 5.7% of falls
At Expometeoritos, we take care of the dissemination, talks, workshops, analysis, classification and exhibitions of Meteorites.
We are members of:
.- IMCA (International Meteorites Collectors Association) #8187
.- Meteoritical Society
.- American Meteor Society
All our pieces are certified and besides, we deliver the analysis of the chemical composition of each piece, performed by an X-ray spectrography
- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- AGOUDAL MUSEUM size
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Iron Meteorite
- XL complete piece
- 4.8 kg
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Origin (Country)