Tatahouine Achondrite Meteorite - 5.5×4×3.3 cm - 88 g

Tatahouine Achondrite Meteorite - 5.5×4×3.3 cm - 88 g

Here is one of the largest Tatahouine meteorite available on the Market ! It is a museum piece and a rarity.

The meteorite of Tatahouine fell june 27, 1931, 4 kilometers northeast of the city then called Foum Tatahouine. French soldiers from an Infantry Battalion of Africa quickly recovered more than 10 kilograms of fragments that were sent to the National History Museum of Paris. The famous geologist Lacroix went there and published a study on the fall, indicating the location of three small craters where most specimens were discovered. No more extensive research was undertaken on site until 1994, when Alain Carion found the study of Lacroix in the archives of the National Library of France in Paris. He went to Tatahouine and recovered
a large number of fragments. Today, the site has been transformed into a garbage dump and houses are built on the edge of the area, making it a place nearly impossible to search.
For all fans of Star Wars, you probably know that the name of the planet Tatooine was inspired by the city of Tatahouine (who also wrote Tataouine).

The meteorite is carefully sent with label/signed certificate of authenticity.

Lot details
Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
Achondrite Meteorite
5.5×4×3.3 cm
88 g
Origin (Country)
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