For Sale IconNWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorites for Sale

Location: Northwest Africa, exact location unknown.

Found: 2008.

Type: Diogenite; Olivine diogenite

Description: A fresh, dense, heterogeneous rock. It consists of 57 vol.% olivine (Fa30.2, FeO/MnO = 46.6) and 42 vol.% orthopyroxene (Fs24.8Wo1.8, FeO/MnO = 25.6) with minor chromite [Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.828, TiO2 = 0.71 wt.%], troilite and Ni-free metal; Plagioclase is absent; Olivine occurs as brown polygranular clusters and as tiny rounded grains within larger yellow-green oikocrysts of orthopyroxene; most chromite is very fine grained but sporadic, larger grains are up to 1.5 cm across. At hand specimen scales, olivine is seen to be distributed in schlieren-like bands, possibly consistent with magmatic or plastic flow within a stress field. We suggest that NWA 5480 may be a sample of the Vestan mantle, representing a partial melting residue that has experienced recrystallization and plastic deformation at relatively high temperatures and pressures.

Modified from: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2009/pdf/2466.pdf

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

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# NWA5480-1-72 # NWA5480-2-4 #NWA5480-2-71 #NWA5480-2-8 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: 1.7 gm Weight: 2.4 gm Weight: 2.7 gm Weight: 2.8 gm
Features: Part slice Features: Part slice FeaturesPart slice FeaturesPart slice
Price:  sold sold sold $61

# NWA5480-3-0 # NWA5480-3-5 #NWA5480-5-3 #NWA5480-8-9 # NWA5480-11-9
Weight: 3.0 gm Weight: 3.5 gm Weight: 5.3 gm Weight: 8.9 gm Weight: 11.9 gm
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Price:  sold sold sold sold Price: sold

# NWA5480-14-6 # NWA5480-14-7 # NWA5480-16-1 # NWA5480-59-6
Weight: 14.6 gm Weight: 14.7 gm Weight: 16.1 gm Weight: 59.6 gm
Features: Slice Features: Slice FeaturesSlice FeaturesEnd
Price:  $297 Price:  $299 $327 $1100