- Meteorite Type: Stone (CV3)
- Weight: 604.1 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 183 mm x 116 mm x 12 mm
- Additional Information: The largest thick full slice in inventory. What an absolute jaw dropper! This specimen has heft, remnant fusion crust, a multitude of colorful chondrules, and CAIs.Please note* one groove was filled with a stabilizer in the lab.
NWA 12322 604.1g
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These impressive Northwest Africa (NWA) 12322 carbonaceous chondrite (CV3) meteorite slices are packed with abundant multi-colored chondrules. Containing organic compounds and divided into five subclasses, there is little in the world of meteorites that fascinates like carbonaceous chondrites. Rare and very ancient, some 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, at the very dawn of the solar system.