Allende Meteorite 5.4g
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|Allende Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorite|
Every collection should have a representative specimen of Allende. Carbonaceous chondrites are believed to be one of the earliest forms of matter in space. Allende is rich in large chondrules and scattered through the matrix are irregular masses called Calcium Aluminum Inclusions or CAIs. Allende also contains microscopic diamonds that are among the oldest particles ever discovered.