Meteorite Type: Stone (CV3)
Approximate Measurements: 28 mm x 25 mm x 2 mm
Additional Information: Laboratory prepared slice
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Containing organic compounds and divided into five-sub classes, 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! 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.