Tindouf, Algeria, North West Africa
One of the most interesting chondrites found in northwest Africa; a much studied meteorite, classified variously as L4 to L6, with some examples showing brecciation and higher metal content than others; this example seems to be an L4/5 and shows some regmaglypting and primary fusion crust.
42mm (1 3/4").
Very fine condition.
Found near Tindouf, Algeria, North West Africa. 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. A 189.3 g type specimen is on deposit at UCLA. 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.
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