For Sale IconNWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorites for Sale

Location: Northwest Africa, exact location unknown.

Found: 2008.

Type: Diogenite; Olivine diogenite

Description: A fresh, dense, heterogeneous rock. It consists of 57 vol.% olivine (Fa30.2, FeO/MnO = 46.6) and 42 vol.% orthopyroxene (Fs24.8Wo1.8, FeO/MnO = 25.6) with minor chromite [Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.828, TiO2 = 0.71 wt.%], troilite and Ni-free metal; Plagioclase is absent; Olivine occurs as brown polygranular clusters and as tiny rounded grains within larger yellow-green oikocrysts of orthopyroxene; most chromite is very fine grained but sporadic, larger grains are up to 1.5 cm across. At hand specimen scales, olivine is seen to be distributed in schlieren-like bands, possibly consistent with magmatic or plastic flow within a stress field. We suggest that NWA 5480 may be a sample of the Vestan mantle, representing a partial melting residue that has experienced recrystallization and plastic deformation at relatively high temperatures and pressures.

Modified from: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2009/pdf/2466.pdf

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

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# NWA5480-2-72 # NWA5480-2-81 # NWA5480-2-82 #NWA5480-3-01 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: 2.7 gm Weight: 2.8 gm Weight: 2.8 gm Weight: 3.0 gm
Features: Part slice Features: Part slice Features: Part slice FeaturesPart slice
Price: $59 $61 $61 sold

# NWA5480-6-2 # NWA5480-7-2 # NWA5480-7-7 # NWA5480-9-5 # NWA5480-11-0
Weight: 6.2 gm Weight: 7.2 gm Weight: 7.7 gm Weight: 9.5 gm Weight: 11.0 gm
Features: Slice Features: End Features: Slice FeaturesSlice Features: Slice
Price:  sold Price:  $149 Price:  $159 $195 $225

# NWA5480-12-4 # NWA5480-16-2 # NWA5480-59-6
Weight: 12.4 gm Weight: 16.2 gm Weight: 59.6 gm
Features: Slice Features: Slice FeaturesEnd
Price:  $253 Price:  $329 $1100