For Sale IconNWA 801 CR2 Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorites for Sale

Location: Northwest Africa, location unknown.

Found: 2001.

Type: CR2 Carbonaceous chondrite.

Description: History: M. Farmer and G. Hupe recovered a total of approximately 5 kg of many individuals and fragments from Zagora, Morocco. Many whole and sliced specimens have been sold over the last several years. Physical characteristics: Many whole stones and fragments, all with desert varnish and brown/orange color. Numerous chondrules, many on the order of ~ 1 mm in apparent diameter, are visible. Petrography: The thin section studied is dominated by millimeter-sized Type I PO and POP chondrules, which are often rimmed with and/or contain metallic Fe-Ni blebs. Metallic Fe-Ni also occurs as rounded, millimeter-sized grains within the matrix. Interstitial to chondrules and metal is a fine-grained matrix rich in phyllosilicate.Two Type II chondrules were also observed. Pervasive veins of rust occur throughout. Mineral compositions: Type 1 chondrule olivine (Fo98.2±1.3), low-Ca pyroxene (En96.2±0.9Wo2.0±2.2), high-Ca pyroxene(En45.7±11.5 Wo35.9±4.7). Type II chondrule olivine (Fo77.4±7.7), low-Ca pyroxene (En73.8±1.8Wo2.1±2.4).

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

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# NWA801-6-6 # NWA801-12-6 # NWA801-13-4 #NWA801-28-6 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: 6.6 gm Weight: 12.6 gm Weight: 13.4 gm Weight: 28.6 gm
Features: Part slice Features: Part slice Features: Part slice Features: End corner.
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