Tatahouine, Vestan Diogenite Micromount, Star Wars Meteorite


Tatahouine is a strange green meteorite that fell to Earth over the remote Saharan Desert of Tunisia in 1931. A bright fireball exploded in the sky, raining down thousands of small green-black fragments that did not resemble any local rocks or common meteorites. Later analysis revealed them to be a diogenite achondrite that originates from the asteroid 4 Vesta. In addition to being a witnessed fall and unusual type of diogenite, this meteorite is known for it's connection to the Star Wars movies. Part original Star Wars was filmed on location in Tunisia and part of the action takes place on a planet called "Tataouine", which George Lucas borrowed from the Tunisian town of the same name.

Tatahouine is a classic Vestan HED meteorite and every collection should have an example of this strange and interesting meteorite.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a single small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.