The Balambala iron meteorite has a low weathering state and a low shock stage. Etched surfaces of Balambala will often show rounded troilite inclusions, lath-like schreibersite inclusions in swathed kamacite. The bulk of the meteorite is composed of kamacite spindles in a matrix of taenite. The taenite is zoned to higher nickel adjacent to kamacite spindles. Balambala is a type IIF iron based on its high Ge/Ga ratio and high Co content and a fit with regression parameters. No heat alteration was observed in Balambala.