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    NWA 4664 Meteorite Slice
    NWA 4664 - Achondrite (Diogenite, polymict brecchia)
    Algeria
    Found: 2006

    An extremely rare and beautiful Diogenite meteorite, NWA 4664 is a polymict-breccia characterized by glassy, angular fragments of yellowish-green color. A hard material, slices exhibit great visual appeal as with this exquisite example weighing 61 grams. The polished primary face is full of character exhibiting colorful inclusions of various shapes and sizes. NWA 4664 belongs to the "howardite-eucrite-diogenite" (HED) subgroup of achondrite meteorites, which do not contain chondrules. It is theorized the origin of this variety may have been the crust of the 4 Vesta asteroid, adding more of a story to this superb rock.
    Overall Measurements: 4.28 x 3.54 x 0.11 inches (10.88 x 9.00 x 0.28 cm), weighs 61 grams

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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


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