For Sale IconHammadah al Hamra 346 (Ghadamis) L6 Chondrite Meteorites for Sale

Location: Gharyan, Libya, 29°36’29.3"N, 13°22’03.4"E

Found: 2019 Possible fall,

Type: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Description: History: On 26 August 2018, a large fireball was widely seen and heard around the sparsely populated region of the southern area of the Jabal al Gharbi District of Libya. Hundreds of freshly fusion crusted stones, totaling over 100 kg, were found in early 2019, scattered over several kilometers, about 95 km southwest of Ash Shuwayrif by Mr. Belal. S. Omar Aliby (and other meteorite hunters) who visited the site. The fusion crust is fresh and matte black and lacks evidence of extensive wind abrasion. Given the complete lack of weathering of the stones, it is possible that they originated from the 2018 meteor seen in this region. In 2019, Mr. Marcin Cimala purchased 30 kg of the material from a meteorite dealer based in Mauretania. Stones of this possible fall are currently being traded under the name of Ghadamis.

Physical characteristics
: Many individuals from about 100 g to several kg, most unbroken stones are covered by matte black fusion crust. Many stones show well-developed shallow regmaglypts. Overall, the stones are blocky. Where fusion crust is lacking, the meteorite shows a light grayish interior. Specimen are very fresh; some show very minor brownish staining of exposed metal.

: (A. Greshake, MNB; L. Garvie, ASU) The meteorite displays a recrystallized texture predominantly composed of compositionally equilibrated olivine and low-Ca pyroxene grains in some regions showing 120-degree triple junctions. Few flattened and delineated PO, BO (to 1 mm), and relict PP chondrules are present. Matrix contains plagioclase, chromite, merrillite, troilite, taenite, and kamacite. The plagioclase grain size is about 60 µm. Shock melt veins are rare, but pockets are locally present. Fe-Ni metal and troilite uniformly distributed across the polished section. Largest Fe-Ni grain ~1 mm across. Most kamacite grains are polycrystalline and contains finely dispersed sub-micron-sized troilite. Some show a complex metal-sulfide eutectic intergrowth. A few larger kamacite grains show a frosty etch and weakly developed Neumann bands. Troilite, to 0.5 mm across, is highly shocked, polycrystalline, and has a dusty appearance. Cu metal was searched for but not found.
: (A. Greshake, MNB) olivine: Fa23.8±0.3 (Fa23.1-24.2, n=12), low-Ca-pyroxene: Fs20.2±0.3Wo1.6±0.2 (Fs19.7-20.9Wo1.2-2.0, n=12), feldspar: An11.2±0.7Ab84.4±1.1Or4.4±0.6 (An10.7-12.4Ab82.8-85.4Or3.7-5.3, n=4).

: Ordinary chondrite L6, S5, W0

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

# GHD28-4 # GHD32-9 # GHD34-0 # GHD36-4 About Scale:  Each photo has a small one centimeter cube.  That's a little less than a half inch on a side.  The coin above is a US dime.
Weight: 28.4 gm Weight: 32.9 gm Weight: 34.0 gm Weight: 36.4 gm
Features: Individual, 99% crust Features: Individual, 75% primary crust Features: Individual, 90% crust Features: Individual, 99% crust
Price: $104 Price: $120 Price: sold Price: sold

# GHD39-2 # GHD43-9 # GHD44-2 # GHD52-5 # GHD58-1
Weight: 39.2 gm Weight: 43.9 gm Weight: 44.2 gm Weight: 52.5 gm Weight: 58.1 gm
Features: Individual, 98% crust Features: Part Slice Features: Individual, 98% crust Features: Individual, 99% crust Features: Individual, 100% primary and secondary crust
Price: $142 Price: $159 Price: $160 Price: $189 Price: sold

# GHD58-3 # GHD58-7 # GHD375-2 # GHD469-4 # GHD623-3
Weight: 58.3 gm Weight: 58.37 gm Weight: 375.2 gm Weight: 469.4 gm Weight: 623.3 gm
Features: Individual, 99% crust Features: Individual, 99% crust Features: Individual, 99% crust Features: Individual, 97% crust Features: Individual, 95% crust
Price: $209 Price: $210 Price: $1131 Price: $1413 Price: $1875