NWA1242 A2 Mesosiderite Meteorites for Sale
Location: Gillio, Libya
Description: Two fully ablated pieces of a mesosiderite (total known weight ~7 kg) were found near the village of Gillio by unknown oil exploration workers and put into service as bookends for 13 years. Purchased in 1998 by an anonymous dealer. Reports of a strewn field are presently unconfirmed. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): type 2A; contains scarce, metal nodules up to 19 mm in diameter; Mg-rich pyroxene overgrowths on Ca-pyroxene clasts; moderate resorption of plagioclase. Orthopyroxene (Fs33Wo3) replaces pigeonite (Fs34Wo8) and exsolved augite (Fs43Wo42); plagioclase (An92); pyrrhotite, chromite (Al2O3 = 8.4 wt%); kamacite, 5.8 wt% Ni; rare taenite (42 wt% Ni), silica and phosphate. Shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W0.
|# NWA1242-21-2||# NWA1242-23-3||# NWA1242-33-4|
|Weight: 21.2 gm||Weight: 23.3 gm||Weight: 33.4 gm|
|Features: Part slice.||Features: Part slice.||Features: Part slice.|