Zag, 1998 Morocco Fall, H3-6 Chondrite, Micromount

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Zag is an H3-6 chondrite recovered from the Saharan Desert in Morocco. It is also a witnessed fall that occurred in 1998, just prior to the Saharan Gold Rush. It is one of only 2 known meteorites to contain salt and water on a molecular level.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small fragment selected from the larger lot shown. Your specimen will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin Entry on Zag -


Western Sahara or Morocco

Fell 1998 August 4 or 5

Ordinary chondrite (H3-6)

A meteorite fall was witnessed on a mountain in the vicinity of Zag, Morocco. About 175 kg have been sold by local people to dealers and collectors under the names Zag, Sagd, and Tan-Tan. Classifica­tion and mineralogy (A. Bischoff and D. Weber, Mün): a regolith breccia (pers. comm., R. Wieler, ETH); olivine, Fa1.6–30.0, with peak at Fa19; pyroxene, Fs3.3–26.6with peak at Fs17; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W0/1. Specimens: 26.6 kg, JNMC; type specimens, ETH and Mün.