TARDA C2 ungrouped "SPECIAL" New fall Chondrite Carbonaceous, August 2020 - 0.84 g

TARDA C2 ungrouped "SPECIAL" New fall Chondrite Carbonaceous, August 2020 - 0.84 g
Er Rachidia, Morocco

It is one of the most fascinating, coveted and hard-to-find carbonaceous meteorites

Only about 4 kg of material has been recovered

CM or CI carbonaceous chondrites are distinguished by small refractory concretions and inclusions (0.3 mm), abundant fine-grained matrix (70 vol%) and abundant hydrocarbons as well as amino acids

It makes them the oldest known material on Earth, although recently material from 7 billion years ago was found, that is, before the formation of our own planet, and even our Solar System.

Carbonaceous chondrites account for about 4% of all meteorites

This specimen is a piece showing the interior of the meteorite and the fusion crust.

They have been found to possess surprising and unknown catalyst properties.

Its minerals are able to synthesize, in an aqueous dissolution and in the presence of formamide, key organic compounds in prebiotic chemistry.

Such catalyst properties point to the fundamental role in the origin of life on our planet and why not anywhere else in the Universe

At Expometeoritos, we take care of dissemination, talks, workshops, analysis, classification and exhibitions of meteorites.

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.

Lot details
Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
TARDA C2 ungrouped
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
"SPECIAL" New fall Chondrite Carbonaceous, August 2020
Melt Crusted Piece and Rollover Lips
0.84 g
Origin (Region/ City)
Er Rachidia
Origin (Country)
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