For Sale IconNWA 3118 (Pair) CV3 Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorites for Sale

Location: Northwest Africa, exact location unknown.

Found: 2003(?).

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."

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database entry for NWA 3118.

#NWA3118-8 #NWA3118-1-41 #NWA3118-1-6 # NWA3118-2-7 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: 0.8 gm Weight: 1.4 gm Weight: 1.6 gm Weight: 2.7 gm
Features: Part slice Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment
sold sold $29 Price: sold

# NWA3118-3-31 #NWA3118-4-51 #NWA3118-4-8 #NWA3118-5-21 # NWA3118-5-4
Weight: 3.3 gm Weight: 4.5 gm Weight: 4.8 gm Weight: 5.2 gm Weight: 5.4 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment
Price: sold sold sold $83 sold

# NWA3118-5-7 # NWA3118-13-6 # NWA3118-16-5 # NWA3118-21-7 # NWA3118-26-8
Weight: 5.7 gm Weight: 13.6 gm Weight: 16.5 gm Weight: 21.7 gm Weight: 26.8 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment
sold sold sold sold sold

#NWA3118-29-0 #NWA3118-33-6 #NWA3118-41-5 #NWA3118-249-1
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
sold $509 sold $2900