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NWA 8655 Meteorite LL5 melt breccia

NWA 8655 Meteorite LL5 melt breccia

NWA 8655 Meteorite LL5 melt breccia

Northwest Africa NWA 8655 Meteorite For Sale

Northwest Africa 8655
Morocco Find 2014
Mass 6.44 kg
Chondrite LL5 Melt Breccia

The Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655 meteorite was found as a single 6.44 kg stone and purchased in October 2014 from a Moroccan dealer. This meteorite was classified by the University of Washington as an Ordinary Chondrite LL5 Melt Breccia. Of all meteorite classifications, melt breccias are some of the most interesting to science. Melt breccias are meteorites that are not only made up of broken angular clasts of rocks, but are also melted. NWA 8655 also has shred-like grains of metal and rounded blebs of troilite which are signs of melting. There are all types of melted chondrites. However, at present only NWA 8655 has been classified as an LL5 Melt Breccia.

NWA 8655 is visually a dramatic meteorite. It has large clasts of yellowish rock set in a matrix of nearly black stone. Yet careful examination of almost any piece will reveal that there are many remnant chondrules within the dark matrix. The rounded shape of the occasional troilite blebs is evidence of the melted nature of the meteorite. This is a meteorite that is unique in appearance and classification; a very desirable stone to add to any collection.

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Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-2

Out of stock
NWA 8655 Meteorite 14.1g
NWA 8655 Meteorite 14.1g

8655-1

1 in stock

$211.50
Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-1

1 in stock

$211.50

NWA 8655 Meteorite 16.6g
NWA 8655 Meteorite 16.6g

8655-3

1 in stock

$249.00
Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-3

1 in stock

$249.00

NWA 8655 Meteorite 18.0g
NWA 8655 Meteorite 18.0g

8655-4

1 in stock

$270.00
Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-4

1 in stock

$270.00

NWA 8655 Meteorite 23.0g
NWA 8655 Meteorite 23.0g

8655-5

1 in stock

$345.00

$293.25 (save 15%)

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Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-5

1 in stock

$345.00

$293.25
(save 15%)

Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-10

Out of stock
Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-9

Out of stock
NWA 8655 Meteorite 21.7g
NWA 8655 Meteorite 21.7g

8655-6

1 in stock

$325.50
Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-6

1 in stock

$325.50

NWA 8655 Meteorite 22.1g
NWA 8655 Meteorite 22.1g

8655-8

1 in stock

$331.50
Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-8

1 in stock

$331.50

NWA 8655 Meteorite 24.7g
NWA 8655 Meteorite 24.7g

8655-7

1 in stock

$370.50
Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-7

1 in stock

$370.50

NWA 8655 Meteorite 52.7g
NWA 8655 Meteorite 52.7g

8655-11

1 in stock

$790.50

$671.93 (save 15%)

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Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-11

1 in stock

$790.50

$671.93
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NWA 8655 Meteorite 66.7g
NWA 8655 Meteorite 66.7g

8655-12

1 in stock

$995.00

$845.75 (save 15%)

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Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655

The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.

8655-12

1 in stock

$995.00

$845.75
(save 15%)