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NWA 8743 is a breccia of coarse-grained gabbro fragments up to 6 x 3 cm in size accounting for one third of the composition. The balance of the breccia is composed of smaller fragments of fine-grained pyroxene-feldspar rocks. Small vesicles are scattered throughout the meteorite. The matrix of NWA 8743 is composed of pyroxene and feldspar needles forming a graphic intergrowth. The stone accepts a bright high polish as seen on the specimens offered here.
NWA 6694 is a Polymict Eucrite which has large clasts of white, gray and black that are made of very fine grain material. Many of the pieces offered here have at least one edge with interesting brown eucrite fusion crust. This is a very visually interesting meteorite with its large clasts breccia structure.
The slices of NWA 4871 for sale here are thinly cut with a nice surface area. The meteorite is a mix of white and brown mineral crystals with associated glasses. NWA4871 is a visually attractive meteorite of a rare type.
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.
NWA 12269 is an officially recognized meteorite and was classified in 2018 after a 1679 gram mass was purchased in Morocco. As is often the case other pieces of the same material from the same location are found. The pieces here exhibit the attractive grayish color and most have the dark crystal inclusions typical of this meteorite. The prepared slices have been smoothed to a low polish of 600 grit on one side and polished after even finer grinding to a high polish on the other side.
These slices of Imilac Pallasite are polished on all sides and show the wonderful mix of metal and golden olivines. Some of the slices have interesting inclusions of troilite and other meteorite minerals often bordering the bright nickel iron. Imilac is rarely seen for sale as affordable sized polished part slices.
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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.