Tanezrouft 055 : H4 © Meteoriteshow  

Official name : Tanezrouft 055
Date of find :
May 16, 2002
Total mass :
251 g
# of fragments :
1 fragment
Place : Tanezrouft (Algeria)
Meteoritical Bulletin n°
87 (2003)
Classified by :
MNHN Paris & Blaise Pascal University - Clt. Fd.
Type :
Weathering grade : W3
%Fa :
%Fs : 16,5%
Remarks :
Beautiful meteorite, that shows fusion crust and chondrules on its surface.

on site picture : May 16, 2002

rests of fusion crust and chondrules visible on the surface
(click on picture to enlarge)

nice chondrules on this cut section
(click on picture to enlarge)



The brown color of the matrix shows that this meteorite had a long stay on Earth. Mainly small chondrules can be seen, with some few bigger ones. Metal is quite oxidized.
(click on picture to enlarge)