For Sale IconNWA 1465 CV3-an Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorites for Sale

Location: Northwest Africa, Location unkown.

Found: 2001. Purchased in Tagounite

Classification: Stone, Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3-an

Description: Many pieces totalling 3000 g and mostly covered with fusion crust were found in 2001 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz, Kurz): a type 3 carbonaceous chondrite with chondrules, mineral fragments, and refractory objects in a compact anhydrous matrix of Fe-rich olivine (Fa43-57.6), Ca-rich pyroxene, enstatite, forsterite, troilite, magnetite, FeNi-metal, and weathering products; olivine, Fa5.5 (range Fa0.4-41.9); pyroxene, Fs2.8 (range Fs0.8-5.5); shows a strong foliation defined by flattened chondrules and refractory objects; the sample contains cm-sized Ca,Al-rich inclusions and large inclusions of dark material (Greshake et al., 2003); oxygen isotope composition of the bulk meteorite (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi): δ18O = 4.89‰, δ17O = 0.71‰; oxygen isotope composition of dark material, δ18O = 13.08‰, δ17O = 5.83‰., is not in equilibrium with the host meteorite. Shock stage, S4; degree of weathering, W3. Specimens: type specimen, 21.8 g, and one polished thin section, MNB; main mass with anonymous finder.

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

# NWA1465-4-9 # NWA1465-5-5 # NWA1465-7-0 # NWA1465-10-0 About Scale:  Each photo has a small one centimeter cube.  That's a little less than a half inch on a side.  The coin above is a US dime.
Weight: 4.9 gm Weight: 5.5 gm Weight: 7.0 gm Weight: 10.0 gm
Features: Part slice Features: Part slice Features: Part slice Features: Part slice
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# NWA1465-10-8 # NWA1465-13-4 # NWA1465-14-0 # NWA1465-23-4
Weight: 10.8 gm Weight: 13.4 gm Weight: 14.0 gm Weight: 23.4 gm
Features: Part slice Features: Part slice Features: Part slice Features: End
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