Northwest Africa 7457 | L5

Ordinary chondrite, L5 melt breccia
Found in Northwest Africa, 2012

Northwest Africa 7457 is one of nine specimens classified as L5 melt breccia, a material formed when extreme pressure and heat generated by an significant impact partially melts the parent rock. These meteorites show a deformed and melted matrix as a result of the collision. The total known weight of this rare meteorite is only 15.5 kilograms.

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