Agoudal Impact Meteorite Fragment

Agoudal Impact Meteorite Fragment-Minerals-Sahara Overland-PaxtonGate
Agoudal Impact Meteorite Fragment-Minerals-Sahara Overland-PaxtonGate
Agoudal Impact Meteorite Fragment-Minerals-Sahara Overland-PaxtonGate
Agoudal Impact Meteorite Fragment-Minerals-Sahara Overland-PaxtonGate

Agoudal Impact Meteorite Fragment

Regular price $64.00
/
  • Ethically Sourced
  • Secure payments
  • Small Business/Artisan Made
  • Packed With Recycled Materials
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Approximately .75-1.25"
Sizes and shapes vary due to the nature of impact (see below to learn more)

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of interstellar geology? Good news! Our Agoudal Impact Meteorite Fragments are exactly what you’ve been looking for. While owning a piece of our own earth’s geology, no matter how stunning the formation is, just lacks the mystic of a space rock that has survived the earth atmosphere.  

These iron meteorites are known as “Agoudal” or as “Imilchil”. The name comes from an area in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco located near the site of the impact. It is a relatively new discovery as they were discovered in 2012. It is mainly composed of iron mixed with nickel like most meteorites. Speaking of meteorites, what exactly is one? 

A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object (like a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid) that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon. When the original object enters the atmosphere, various factors such as friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gasses cause it to heat up and radiate energy. At this point it officially becomes a meteor. The falling space rock forms a fireball, also known as a shooting star or falling star which in many cultures became an omen from the gods. Depending on the culture it was either a very good sign or the anger of the gods raining down on them. According to Moroccan legend, two people from different tribes fell in love but were forbidden to marry. Distraught with sadness, they cried themselves to death (relatable). From this unbearable sorrow, two lakes formed from their downhearted and seemingly endlessly tears. Scientists now hypothesize, with some certainty, that the lakes were formed when the agoudal meteorite split right before smashing into the earth. This division was most likely responsible for creating the two separate impact sites. The lake of tears is still cool, if slightly dramatic, legend. Once these impact sites are formed, the meteorite generally shattered into tiny pieces of debris. Tiny being a relative word here as many factors come into play when the meteorite finally hits home. Fun fact: The largest meteorite found on Earth is the Hoba meteorite discovered in Namibia in 1920. The Hoba meteorite weighs roughly 119,000 pounds and is so big, and so heavy, it has never been moved from where it was found. 

These fragments are really something special. It’s not too often we can get our hands on meteorites but we’re always stoked when we do. Supplies are limited on these so if you’re still seeing this, snatch one up while you can. It’s not everyday you can say “I bought a space rock!” 

All orders ship same or next business day with exception to oversized items. Those items will be identified in the description (Items such as large taxidermy, skulls or exceedingly heavy minerals).

If the subtotal of your order is over $98 the shipping is free (the discount is applied automatically to the cart at checkout)

If there is an issue with your order or something arrives damaged, we will refund or replace the item.

Oversized items are only available for pick-up or if you arrange the shipping yourself. This will be indicated in the item description. However, we do have a very reliable and affordable option for shipping. For more information, please click here. We can also work with a shipping provider of your choosing. 

For more information surrounding shipping or shipping rates, please email us at Orders@PaxtonGate.com

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Amethyst Stalactite Slice-Minerals-Gruta Minerals-PaxtonGate
Amethyst Stalactite Slice-Minerals-Gruta Minerals-PaxtonGate
Amethyst Stalactite Slice
from $21.00
Bismuth Crystal Formation-Minerals-British Jurassic Fossils-PaxtonGate
Bismuth Crystal Formation-Minerals-British Jurassic Fossils-PaxtonGate
Bismuth Crystal Formation
from $3.75
Polished Labradorite Slice-Minerals-Driftstone Pueblo-PaxtonGate
Polished Labradorite Slice-Minerals-Driftstone Pueblo-PaxtonGate
Polished Labradorite Slice
from $9.00
50 Year Pocket Fluorite Crystal Clusters-Minerals-Crystal Classics-PaxtonGate
50 Year Pocket Fluorite Crystal Clusters-Minerals-Crystal Classics-PaxtonGate
50 Year Pocket Fluorite Crystal Clusters
$98.00
Pyrite Sphere-Minerals-Peru Minerals-PaxtonGate
Pyrite Sphere-Minerals-Peru Minerals-PaxtonGate
Pyrite Sphere
from $60.00
Tumbled Cherry Quartz Crystal-Minerals-Quasar Gems-PaxtonGate
Tumbled Cherry Quartz Crystal-Minerals-Quasar Gems-PaxtonGate
Tumbled Cherry Quartz Crystal
$3.00
Recently viewed