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NWA XXX 213.8g

$213.80

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  • Meteorite Type: Stone (Unclassified Chondrite)
  • Weight:  213.8 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 60 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm
  • Additional Information: Striking stone with window that stands up naturally as shown. The back side is covered with scores of delicate regmaglypts. The front face is packed with so many metal flakes, it reminds us of 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 213.8 g

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