Agoudal iron meteorite found in December 2012 in Morocco. In fact, the meteorite was discovered in 2000 and sold to tourists, but in 2011 a piece was sold to a meteorite dealer who recognised it as an iron meteorite. Is has been classified as type IIAB iron.
History of Imilchil Meteor:
Imilchil is a small city in Morocco. It lies at an altitude of 2,119 m. It is famous for the Betrothal Festival - Souk Aam or Agdoud N'Oulmghenni. This festival takes place once a year and it is then when people from local tribes get married. Sometimes up to 40 people get married on this day. The history of the festival is like our own story of Romeo and Juliet. It is said that two people from different tribes fell in love with each other, but they were not allowed to marry. They cried sadly, and cried to death. As a result, their tears formed two lakes in the mountains. These are the Lakes Isli and Tislit.
The interesting thing about these lakes is that scientists now think that they were formed when a meteorite split into two parts, a fragment of 70 metres and another of 50 metres. These meteorites created a double impact crater which subsequently formed the two lakes in the shape of tears.
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- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- AGOUDAL meteorite. As found.
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- XL. Spectacular!
- 4.1 kg
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Origin (Country)