Northwest Africa 16242 1967.0g


Meteorite Type: CV3
Measurements: 131 mm x 127 mm x 123 (total)
Additional Information: A truly rare opportunity to own an entire classification! This is it! There is not another gram of this meteorite offered on the market, and we guarantee it. It is an Aerolite exclusive, the classification is under our name. This specimen is comprised of two pieces that fit together like a puzzle (see photos). There is a window in the smaller of the two pieces, that was sent to the classifying institution, where it will remain.

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The NWA 16242 meteorite is a single stone, broken in two. Fitting together like a puzzle, the interior of this rare CV3 shows large and abundant calcium-aluminum-inclusions, or CAIs, distinctive to this type of space rock.

Rare and very ancient, some CV3 meteorites have been shown to contain water, carbon, and even amino acids, suggesting they may have brought the building blocks of life to Earth. As in this specimen, the CV3 sub-group often displays beautiful chondrules (small, glassy spheres) that formed 4.6 billion years ago. CV3s also show large chondrules, but little alteration, meaning they have survived, largely unchanged, since the birth of our solar system.

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Weight 1972 g


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