Iron IIAB, Found in Morocco, 2000
It’s pretty unusual for a new iron meteorite to come along, and collectors are thrilled about this new find from the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco in 2012. Known also by the provisional name of Imilchil, this meteorite was classified as a IIAB iron. The vast majority of Agoudal pieces are very small (10 to 20 grams) and so slices are almost never seen. Individuals display a beautiful natural patina and, when cleaned, some reveal orientation and flow lines with tiny regmaglypts. The vast majority of recovered pieces are far too small to cut in the laboratory, but a single, unusually large mass produced remarkable sliced specimens with a rare concurrence called recrystallization as a consequence of, what we believe to be, a secondary asteroidal collision that reheated the material. An interesting desert iron with attractive shapes and rich natural patina.