Dims: 1.49x1.37x0.88" (3.79x3.47x2.24cm)
Wt: 2.66oz (75.4g)
Nantan County, Guangxi, China
This meteorite from the Nantan fall in China just looks oriental to me. It reminds me of some Bonzai trees. The grooves on one side are generally aligned in a single direction, and on the flip side they are aligned in another direction. But on each side there is at least one groove or ridge which lines up with the other side. Most of the meteorite has the bright metallic silver color and luster of a well-prepared Nantan meteorite, plus there is a rounded patch of black, where the fiery descent through the atmosphere burned an area to hematite.