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Geological Chondrite (NWA 869) Meteorite

Antiquities - Natural History


LOT 905

Estimate
GBP (£) 40 - 60
EUR (€) 45 - 68
USD ($) 56 - 84
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £23

GEOLOGICAL CHONDRITE (NWA 869) METEORITE

NWA 869 is one of the most interesting Ordinary Chondrites found in Northwest Africa. A much studied meteorite, classified variously as L3 to L6: some examples show brecciation and higher metal content than others. This example seems to be an L4/5 and shows some regmaglypting and primary fusion crust. Chondrite, 40 grams, 46 mm.

Condition
Very fine and attractive.

Provenance
Found near Tindouf, Algeria, North West Africa in 2000.

Literature
Classified as NWA 869, published in Meteoritical Bulletin #90 as an L4-6 fragmental breccia with a Shock Rating of S3 and a Weathering Level of W1.

Footnotes
Chondrite is a type of meteorite containing mineral spheres called chondrules. Most chondrites are believed to originate in the asteroids that orbit the sun between Jupiter and Mars.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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