- Meteorite Type: Stone, Enstatite, achondrite, aubrite
- Meteorite Weight: 22.2 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 28 mm x 25 mm x 20 mm
- Approximate Measurements: An absolutely marvelous stone! Rare witnessed fall aubrite with a low tkw. Intriguing black and white color combination. A conversation starter for any serious collection.
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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.