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    NWA 869 Sphere
    Ordinary chondrite (L3-6)
    Northwest Africa
    Found: 2000

    There is really nothing "ordinary" about any Ordinary Chondrite when one considers these are a class of stony meteorites and likely originated from one of three asteroids. While a lack of metallic luster can be perceived as making them look less like a stereotypical meteorite, the chondrules can be very attractive, with a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. This delightful little sphere, about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter, is a pleasing brownish hue overall with some almost Opal-like flecks of color over its polished surface. A wonderful presentation, the other worldly orb represents an important variety of meteorite in ball form.
    Overall Measurements: 2.09 inches (5.30 cm) in diameter, weighs 284.2 grams

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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