NWA 3118 (Pair) CV3 Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorites for Sale
Location: Northwest Africa, exact location unknown.
Type: CV3 carbonaceous chondrite
|In the adjacent photo, this meteorite is on top and a sample of NWA 3118 is on the bottom.|
Description: The number NWA 3625 was used by the seller of this meteorite and may be a provisional number. I have been unable to find a meteorite by this number in the Meteoritical Bulletin. Based on my examination of both finds, I believe this is paired with NWA 3118.The Meteoritical Bulletin Database description of NWA 3118 is here: "Hundreds of fragments (total weight of 5895 g) were purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in December 2003 by A. and G. Hupé. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): olive gray to tan in color depending on the degree of weathering. In thin section, much of the matrix has a pronounced “ripple” texture: subparallel, curvilinear thin bands of olivine grains (Fa32-36), up to 10 µm in size, enclose pod-like masses of micron to submicron Fe-rich olivine (Fa42-58), pyroxenes, sulfides and minor weathering products. Chondrules are typically <2 mm in diameter, although a few chondrules may be as large as 8 mm in diameter. A small stone was found to contain a dark inclusion measuring approximately 9 cm by 2.5 cm by 1 cm. Many types of small CAI inclusions are present and rarely exceed a few mm in diameter. Low weathering grade: no metal observed in the matrix, although some chondrules contain fresh metal."
|Weight: 29.0 gm||Weight: 33.6 gm||Weight: 41.5 gm||Weight: 249.1gm|
|Features: Slice of fragment||Features: Slice of fragment||Features: End||Features: End|