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NWA XXX 1,362g

$1,362.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Stone (Unclassified Chondrite)
  • Weight:  1,362 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 152 mm x 109 mm x 72 mm
  • Additional Information: A great all around specimen! One side features the exterior of the entire rock — before it was blasted apart into this hefty fragment. Polished face reveals a wonderful interior with what appears to be a few clasts. High metal content and a few prominent metal flakes give this piece a sparkle, like the night sky. 

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Description

NWA XXX stone meteorites were found in the Saharan Desert in Northwest Africa, likely by nomads. In order to classify them it would be necessary to cut off a section for analysis. Although they are exceedingly rare when compared to terrestrial rocks, these are the most abundant type of meteorite and are referred to as “common chondrites.” H and L (designating the amount of metal contained) type chondrites have been already extensively studied, and so these attractive stones have been left intact. Composed largely of spherical grain-like silicate chondrules, these stone meteorites were likely once part of the crust of a planet or large asteroid. Some academics believe that chondrules are older than the solar system!

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Weight 1362 g

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