Lot of 4 rare meteorites (JAH 959 / NWA 5335 / NWA 10267 / NWA 11031) Eucrite, chondrites & mesosiderite - 1.43 g - (4)

Description
Lot of 4 rare meteorites (JAH 959 / NWA 5335 / NWA 10267 / NWA 11031) Eucrite, chondrites & mesosiderite - 1.43 g - (4)
Oman & Sahara

Here is a nice collection of 4 meteorites to start your collection or to add some cool and some rare specimens.

JAH 959 : 0.579g fragment. H4 brecciated chondrite. Unusual texture with only 50% intact chondrules set in a groundmass of mostly mineral fragments. Chondrule mesostasis is devitrified.

NWA 5335 : 0.3g fragment. Mesosiderite. The meteorite is composed of about 60% silicates and 40% FeNi metal. The metallic lithology consists of kamacite and taenite, the silicate fraction is dominated by up to 1 mm sized and compositionally zoned low-Ca pyroxene, less abundant olivine, and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases include silica, chromite, troilite, and merrillite.

NWA 10267 : 0.29g part slice. LL4-7 chondrite. One of the 2 LL4-7 !!! Complex breccia composed of relatively large (up to 2.4 mm), well-formed chondrules, angular mineral fragments and a variety of lithic clasts set in a finer grained matrix containing altered metal. Some lithic clasts contain relict chondrules (LL6) whereas others are completely recystallized (LL7). Rare clast types include very dark, fine grained indeterminate lithologies, fragmental breccias, and an aggregate dominated by K-feldspar. Minerals are olivine (equilibrated), orthopyroxene (unequilibrated, except in type 6 and type 7 clasts), augite, sodic plagioclase, chromite, altered kamacite, taenite, calcite and barite.

NWA 11031 : 0.265g part slice. Eucrite. Breccia composed of sparse ophitic eucrite clasts and abundant related crystal debris in a finer grained matrix. Minerals are unexsolved low-Ca pyroxene (pigeonite), high-Ca pyroxenes, calcic plagioclase, silica polymorph, fayalitic olivine, chromite, ilmenite (with included baddeleyite), troilite and Ni-free metal.

Each meteorite is sold with label/certificate of authenticity.

Lot details
Number of items
4
Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
Lot of 4 rare meteorites (JAH 959 / NWA 5335 / NWA 10267 / NWA 11031)
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
Eucrite, chondrites & mesosiderite
Supplement
including rare mesosiderite and LL4-7 !
Weight
1.43 g
Origin (Country)
Oman & Sahara
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