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NWA XXX 45.6g

$63.00

  • Meteorite Type: Stone (Unclassified Chondrite)
  • Weight: 45.6 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 113 mm x 56 mm x 2 mm
  • Additional Information: Full slice loaded with metal flakes and a few cream colored chondrules

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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!

Additional information

Weight 45.6 g