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Over a long period of time a thick coating of hard altered iron material forms on iron meteorites as they weather on Earth. Eventually this layered material exfoliates off the mass and is found in the soil near the meteorite. Mundrabilla shale is somewhat distinctive from other iron shales because of the thinness of the layers seen in some pieces. Like other iron shales from meteorites found elsewhere on Earth tiny specks of shiny iron metal can sometimes be seen when the shale is cut or ground.
Mundrabilla Shale is a layered weathering product of the Mundrabilla iron meteorite.
Moldavites contain more silica than any other type of tektite which produces their green color. Bohemian moldavite types have a greater SiO2 content than the Moravian moldavite types. Bohemian moldavites are mostly variations of green from pale to a rich bottle green color.
Achondrite meteorites are meteorites without the round chondrule structures. Eucrites are one of the many types of achondrites. Thought to form on larger bodies in space where the rocks can differientiate they have more igneous type compositions. When a meteorite is made up of angular bits of rock it is called a breccia. If it is made of bits from several sources it is called a polymict breccia. This stone is a polymict eucrite breccia. It has not free metal, but is rich in light and dark mineral clasts with a beautiful honey color matrix.
Aiquile is an H group ordinary chondrite with abundant visible nickel-iron grains. The stones have a well developed black fusion crust. Aiquile is a type 5 stone based on its chondritic texture and most pieces show no brecciation. However many pieces do contain darker clasts with the same makeup as the rest of the stone. These darker patches can be seen in many of the pieces offered here. Aiquile is moderately shocked and received an S3 stage when classified. As a witnessed fall it is a W0 in weathering which is the stage for the specimens we have for sale which are from a stone found quickly after the fall. Some of the Aiquile stones show isolated small dark inclusions and melt pockets some of these features are also seen among our pieces. Approximately 50 kgs of material were recovered from the fall.
The Jbilet Winselwan meteorite is a carbonaceous chondrite of the CM2 type. This is a meteorite type that has been of great scientific interest for several decades and includes many famous meteorite names. As with most CM2 meteorites the stones are nearly black with scattered chondrules. Metal is found only rarely in these stones. Many pieces of Jbilet Winselwan have a fresh black fusion crust.
As an impact melt meteorite Chico is fascinating to look at. The metal in parts of the meteorite is now tiny blebs of microscopic size that give areas of the stone a silvery metallic sheen. The mineral portion of the meteorite has been melted so much that it runs through the stone as swirling and twisted bands of glassy rock. There are areas bordering the melt that have preserved in them a more normal chondritic appearance. The specimens we are selling were cut from large slices that had been polished on one side already. We have kept them the way they are with one side finished to polish and the other as laboratory cut. The unpolished side actually shows features of the stone that are concealed when polished.
Libyan Desert Glass is generally yellow in color. It can be very clear or it can be a milky, even bubbly light yellow. Some fragments have dark bands and swirls of brownish material. It is in these dark areas that some of the melted comic body is believed by some to be preserved. Libyan Desert Glass was used in ancient times as a gem stone for the Pharaohs and remains a highly prized impact glass for collectors today.
NWA 13788 is an impact melt breccia with angular to subrounded mineral and lithic clasts set in a mostly glassy matrix of brown, flow banded, vesicular partly de-vitrified glass and fine grained crystalline impact melt. The lithic clasts in NWA 13788 are mostly anorthitic plagioclase with a smaller amount of olivine and pigeonite. As a melt stone it has a high shock state but it has a low weathering state.
NWA 13788 is an attractive colorful meteorite which we have sliced and polished to a bright surface. NWA 13788 is one of only nine meteorites from the Moon that has the classification of Lunar Melt Breccia.
Grapevine Mesa stones have a rusty exterior with some remaining
patches of fusion crust. Slices made from Grapevine Mesa show rounded to
angular silicate inclusions accompanied by rounded to anhedral metal
grains. The metal of Grapevine Mesa closely resembles the meteorite
Bencubbin. Grapevine Mesa has been placed in the subgroup A (CBa) of the
Bencubbin-like Carbonaceous Chondrites. Bencubbin-like Carbonaceous
Chondrites are very expensive and these small fragments make this rare
classification of meteorite much more affordable.
NWA 7489 has scattered mostly small chondrules though some up to 3 mm have been found. It is a brecciated meteorite to the extent that small clasts of Rumuruti material of varying petrologic types has been seen in the fine-grained Rumuruti matrix. The meteorite has a beautiful color and as an R chondrite is a rarer type of stone meteorite.
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Types Of Meteorite For Sale
Iron Meteorites come from the broken metal cores of destroyed asteroids. Iron meteorites are made almost entirely of solid nickel-iron metal and display beautiful internal structures when polished and etched. A couple of excellent examples are Canyon Diablo and Sihote-Alin meteorites.
Chondrite Meteorites are often called Ordinary Chondrites to distinguish them from other stone meteorites. Chondrite meteorites form the largest family of meteorites and come in many varieties. All chondrites share the fact that they have small spherical structures called chondrules as can be seen in most of the meteorite slices. Our meteorite beads are handmade from ordinary chondrite.
Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorites have chondrules but also have the element carbon in their composition. Some Carbonaceous Chondrites contain organic compounds and primitive protein molecules. This class of meteorites is especially important to research scientists. Carbonaceous meteorites are among the rarest types of space rocks with the most well known being the Allende meteorite.
Achondrites are meteorites without chondrules. Achondrite meteorites come from larger asteroids where minerals melted by pressure within the asteroid or where surface collisions resulted in the melting of asteroid material. The giant asteroid Vesta is believed to be the parent body for many achondrites of the Howardite, Eucrite, and Diogenite families of meteorites.
Lunar and Martian Meteorites are stones that arrived on Earth from asteroid impacts on the Moon and Mars. Their lunar and Martian origins have been confirmed through intensive analysis in laboratories using amongst other evidence, the Apollo Moon Rocks, and Martian atmospheric isotopes as references. The origins of Lunar Meteorites and Martian Meteorites are well confirmed today. NWA 11474 lunar meteorite and NWA 12269 Martian meteorite are very nice representative specimen. New for 2021 we created our Moon Dust display boxes for sale.
Stony-Iron Meteorites are the family of meteorites represented by the Pallasites and the Mesosiderites. Stony-Iron Meteorites contain approximately half nickel-iron metal. In the case of the Pallasites, the other portion is olivine crystals, the same mineral as peridot the semiprecious gemstone. Pallasites are beautiful extraterrestrial jewels once sliced to expose their crystals. Mesosiderites contain silicate minerals in addition to the one-half nickel-iron. Mesosiderites often have fascinating textures as a result of the mixing of stone and metallic materials.
Tektites are glass objects created by the melting of terrestrial rocks by an asteroid collision with Earth. This melted and vaporized Earth rocks were thrown and blown high into the atmosphere where the material cooled into aerodynamic shapes as the blobs of plastic glass fell back down. Tektites are not meteorites but have their origin in catastrophic cosmic impacts.
Impactites are the altered rocks found at asteroid impact sites on Earth. Impactites are often glassy and frothy which demonstrates the tremendous heat released by asteroid collisions.
Unclassified Meteorites are genuine meteorites that have not been sent to a laboratory. Unclassified stone meteorites will show features like chondrules in the cut slice or windowed surfaces we place on them. If they have fusion crust on the outside or metal grains internally these features will show. It is from our supply of genuine but unclassified meteorites that we manufacture our meteorite cabochons.