Description

    METEORITE NWA 4663 - COMPLETE SLICE OF LODRANITE
    Lodranite - LOD
    Morocco - coordinates unknown
    This specimen is derived from the 2006 discovery of a dark stone in the Sahara not evidencing a desert varnish or fusion crust-markers to assist in the identification of a meteorite. Nonetheless, it looked out of place-and it was. One of only 38 lodranites, NWA 4663 is a primitive achondrite that lost its chondritic texture due to heating and partial melting in deep space-yet it still retains a mineral assemblage that is similar to ordinary chondrites. NWA 4663 experienced minimal shocking and weathering, and as a result, is highly ranked in this scientifically invaluable subgroup. Mahogany in hue with metallic flakes dispersed throughout its matrix, this is a fine complete slice. 66 x 40 x 2mm (2.5 x .5 x 0.1 inches) and 17.017 grams.


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    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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