This Zag meteorite is from a 1998 fall and weighs 39.7 grams. Zag has been the subject of scientific study due to the presence of halite crystals.
The Zag meteorite was a witnessed fall on August 4 or 5, 1998 in Western Sahara or Morocco. A regolith breccia of type H3-6 material with a shock grade of S3 and weathering grade of W0/1. Zag is known for the rare feature of having fluid inclusions trapped inside halite crystals. Zag was featured in the January 2002 MAPS journal and has been the subject of extensive scientific research.. Scientific findings theorize that the formation of the halite crystals may have occurred before the formation of chondrules during the infancy of the solar system development..