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Twannberg Iron meteorite IIG.

Twannberg Iron meteorite IIG

Twannberg Iron meteorite IIG

Characteristics

Weight

133 grams

Date found

29 December 2016

Reference

TW820

$1.700

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Description

Twannberg is a rare iron meteorite. Not only because if its evident scarcity but also because it falls in a very uncommon group of irons, the IIG. It varies from hexahedrite to coarsest octahedrite.

It comes from the hilly Switzerland, where hunters have to dig on average 100-150 holes with false positives using their metal detectors to get 1 real piece.

Every Twannberg meteorite is then studied and numbered by Beda Hofmann, from the Natural History Museum Bern, Switzerland. The officially recognized Twannberg meteorites have the prefix “TW” followed by a number.

This specimen was found on 29 December 2016. Reference: TW820.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

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