Classified as a type IA octahedrite and with the working name Ziz, these are truly delightful little irons. Original fusion crust is preserved on much of the surface and is a gun metal grey/black colour. The crystal boundaries of the kamacite & taenite plates can be clearly seen through parts of the fusion crust, and when cut and polished, this new iron meteorite reveals a very high amount of schreibersite.
Two large masses were recovered each weighing around 21Kg. Several small individuals totalling around 1.5Kg and a medium sized 1.899Kg individual (listed below) were also found. Ziz is visually similar to Sikhote-Alin on the outside - lots of regmaglypts, fusion crust and some angular features, although the class of course is completely different.