The Wonderful Abundance of
Oriented Taza Irons
Appearing as an ancient cosmic hammer head, the flow and rollback are thick like melted plastic.
I wonder if the twist in the body made this specimen spin like a bullet?
A perfect Teardrop
Although small, this near-perfect teardrop shows world-class character.
A Bowl of Flowlines
example of both radiating flowlines and heavy rimming.
But how did the
rim come to surround and contain the flowlines?
Another nice droplet, but why is there a rim on the side of the drop?
A Bottle cap
The rollback on the cap is incredible, but to have it flow into thumbprints is amazing.
To have an opposing smooth side in addition to the bottle cap, it must have entered the atmosphere like an airplane; nose first and belly down.
The classic shield shape complete with flowlines and a thin rim. Another stunning example of orentation that would be worth a fortune if it were something other than Taza.
The Ducks Foot
Another classic Taza with an obvious rim fencing in the main real estate on this iron. But as with many Taza specimens, there is fencing in on both sides suggesting a formation only possible if the individual was spinning like a wheel as it entered the Earth's atmosphere.
It looks like this one almost became another hammer head, but the ground cut short its molding time.
Is this where the aerodynamic shape of the Thule cartop boxes came from? If not, it should have.
Another Taza orientation enigma. It appears the angular point at the bottom of this specimen was the at one time the leading edge, but there is also the characteristically Taza concentric rimming on the side. Maybe an explosion sent the falling meteorites spinning across the sky interrupting the stable flight of the individuals. As they spun, they retained some of their original orientation features, but also became rimmed as they were now in a unidirectional high-speed spin.
A Rim With A View
It appears that the thicker part of the rim at the top of the picture is also a leading edge. Did this little fellow change his mind as he was falling?
The Taza Ameba appears as if it was quite busy when falling as material ablated off in droplets. Caught in the act of shedding some extra weight, this individual progressive thinning and budding at one end May indicate its direction of travel, thus also indicating it fall orentation.
The Arrowhead is a elongated shield with obvious leading and trailing surfaces. The angular profile of the Arrowhead along with the turbid surface of the trailing edge are textbook features of an oriented meteorite.
This tiny beauty is oriented the usual teardrop way, but is also rimmed around one side's edge. Dual orientation seems excessively common with Taza irons. Where's Buchwald when you need him?
Besides being almost perfectly round, this bullet has a flat trailing edge, gentely curved leading edge with slight rollback rim separating the two.
An Ergonomic Shield
Another gentle shape, clean rim, and air-foiled profile. Even though rusty, the beautiful and graceful shape is a treasure when one thinks of the energy invested in the formation of this piece of aerodynamic art.
Here is a size comparison of the magnet used to pose the Taza specimens.