Meteorite Type: Ordinary Chondrite (H5)
Approximate Measurements: 69 mm x 47 mm x 40 mm
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Purchased by the Aerolite Meteorites team in 2018 from a Moroccan dealer, NWA 14613 is classified as an H5 chondrite. A dark exterior offsets light grey chondrules revealed in its interior when cut and polished. The parent body of H chondrites is yet unknown, but scientists have pinpointed S-type asteroid 6 Hebe as a possible candidate, with less likely candidates being 3 June and 7 Iris. Of particular note is that H chondrites overall have similar trace element abundances and oxygen isotope ratios to IIE iron meteorites, indicating that they may have originated from the same parent body.