- Meteorite Type: Stone (H5-6)
- Weight: 329 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 228 mm x 132 mm x 4 mm
- Additional Information: This elegant full slice was taken from the center of a large mass and has been well prepared to reveal an abundance of extraterrestrial nickel-iron flecks. The shiny metal points within the dark matrix are reminiscent of the night sky.
Both faces have been highly polished and one has been coated with a non-invasive protectant. The sealed side displays the metallic inclusions with more clarity, while the uncoated side shows off more discernible chondrules, giving the opportunity to appreciate two different facets of the same specimen.
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Dar el Kahal is rich in nickel-iron and is also a breccia — essentially a rock made up of fragments of other rocks. Brecciated meteorites are an important tool in studying the history and formation of our solar system. Breccias, by their very nature, indicate geological (or asteroidal) processes, as they are comprised of previously broken rocks from different sources that have been cemented together to create a new matrix. The formation of brecciated meteorites indicate activity — asteroidal collisions, for example — elsewhere in the solar system.