Nice piece of carbonaceous chondrite where you can see the chondrules, the original crust of the meteorite and CAI.
Carbonaceous chondrites contain amino acids and water in their composition, being perhaps the most amazing meteorites scientifically speaking that we can have in our hands, since the latest studies suggest that they were the ones that sowed life on Earth, with their amino acids and high carbon content
CAIs (Calcium-Aluminium) are the oldest substances in the Solar System.
They are very scarce, barely accounting for 4.8% of the meteorites found, so they rarely go on sale.
Chondrites are the oldest material in the Solar System, having an estimated formation age of 4,550 million years.
The characteristic of chondrites is the presence of chondrules, small balls of millimetres in size, largely composed of silicates.
The standard model for their initial formation is that they occur during the condensation of solar nebula, of cosmic dust.
Chondrites are considered to be the first elements from which the planets are formed.
It comes with display box
At Expometeoritos, we take care of dissemination, talks, workshops, analysis, classification and exhibitions of meteorites.
We are members of:
.- IMCA (International Meteorite Collectors Association) #8187
.- Meteoritical Society
.- American Meteor Society
All our pieces are certified and, if the value of a piece is over €300, we also provide its chemical composition analysis, carried out in our facilities by X-ray spectrography.
- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- Condrita Carbonacea
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Type CV3, with CAIs (oldest substance in the Solar System)
- End cut
- 60.5 g
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Origin (Country)