NWA 8039 H3.4 Chondrite Meteorites for Sale
Location: Northwest Africa, location unknown. Purchased in 2013.
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3.4).
Description: History: Purchased by Eric Twelker in 2013 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.
Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Very fresh specimen composed of small (0.2-0.9 mm, some up to 1.7 mm), well-formed chondrules and some mineral fragments in a black, relatively metal-rich matrix. Olivine, orthopyroxene, subcalcic augite, diopside, sodic plagioclase, chromite, kamacite and troilite.
Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.9-53.0; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.07-0.20 wt.%, mean 0.12±0.05 wt.%, N = 8), orthopyroxene (Fs1.3-19.8Wo0.9-2.7), subcalcic augite (Fs7.4Wo29.6), diopside (Fs0.9Wo47.1).
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3.4). Estimation of subtype based on histograms of Cr2O3 distribution in ferroan olivine given in Fig. 4 of Grossman and Brearley (2005).
|# NWA8039-6-2||# NWA8039-6-21||# NWA8039-7-9||# NWA8039-8-2||# NWA8039-8-7|
|Weight: 6.2 gm||Weight: 6.2 gm||Weight: 7.9 gm||Weight: 8.2 gm||Weight: 8.7 gm|
|Features: Slice||Features: End, bit of crust
|Features: Slice||Features: Slice||Features: End, crust|
|Price: sold||Price: $160||Price: sold||Price: $210||Price: sold|