- Meteorite Type: Stone, enstatite, achondrite, aubrite
- Meteorite Weight: 2.2 grams
- Approximate Measurements: Centimeter scale cube for size reference
- Additional Information: Great specimen from this rare witnessed fall aubrite. Truly a unique space rock!
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Tiglit is classified as an aubrite, a group of meteorites named after the stone that fell near France in 1836. Aubrites originated from an asteroid and are achondrites, meaning they do not contain chondrules and originated from a different parent body than the chondrites. Aubrites are relatively scarce; there are less than 70 officially classified. Research shows that aubrites may have some of the highest cosmic-ray exposure ages of any stony meteorites, up to 120 million years and a small near-Earth asteroid, 3103 Eger, is suspected of being the parent body of the aubrites. These types of meteorites have a distinctive pale fusion crust and light interiors, and are known contain large, white enstatite crystals.