For Sale IconSahara 97072 EH3 Chondrite Meteorites for Sale

Location: Sahara, country unknown

Found: 1997 April.

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EH3)

Description: This meteorite and its pairing group have a total mass of ~28 kg. Mineralogy and classification (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): olivine, 0.2–5.0 wt% FeO; pyroxene, 0.4–2.7 wt% FeO; kamacite, 3.3 wt% Ni, 2.4 wt% Si; troilite, 2.9 wt% Cr, 0.2 wt% Ti; schreibersite, 15.5 wt% Ni; niningerite, 25.1 wt% Mg, 11.6 wt% Mn; sphalerite, 2.7 wt% Mn; perryite, 3.3 wt% P; daubréelite, 35.1 wt% Cr, 14.4 wt% Fe, 5.5 wt% Zn; pyroxene in type II chondrules, 3.4–21.7 wt% FeO (eight chondrules). (Write up from MB82 for Sahara 97096, a pairing to Sahara 97072)

Paired finds: Sahara 97072,   Sahara 97079,   Sahara 97081,   Sahara 97086,   Sahara 97088,   Sahara 97089,   Sahara 97090,   Sahara 97091,   Sahara 97092,   Sahara 97093,   Sahara 97096,   Sahara 97098,   Sahara 97101,   Sahara 97103,   Sahara 97105,   Sahara 97106,   Sahara 97107,   Sahara 97108,   Sahara 97113,   Sahara 97114,   Sahara 97115,   Sahara 97116,   Sahara 97117,   Sahara 97118,   Sahara 97120,   Sahara 97121,   Sahara 97122,   Sahara 97123,   Sahara 97124,   Sahara 97125,   Sahara 97126,   Sahara 97127,   Sahara 97129,   Sahara 97130,   Sahara 97131,   Sahara 97132,   Sahara 97145,   Sahara 97146,   Sahara 97147,   Sahara 97148,   Sahara 97150,   Sahara 97151,   Sahara 97158,   Sahara 97159,   Sahara 97161,   Sahara 97162,   Sahara 97164,   Sahara 97166,   Sahara 97167,   Sahara 97168,   Sahara 97169.

Lunar and Planetary Institute Abstracts referring to this meteorite:

UNUSUALLY ABUNDANT REFRACTORY INCLUSIONS AND IRON OXIDE-RICH SILICATES IN AN EH3 CHONDRITE, SAHARA 97159.

SILICA-RICH CHONDRULES IN ALH 84170 AND SAHARA 97072 EH3 METEORITES: EVIDENCE FOR SULFIDATION OF SILICATES.

SAHARA 97096: A HIGHLY PRIMITIVE EH3 CHONDRITE WITH LAYERED SULFIDE-METAL-RICH CHONDRULES.

David Wier's excellent write up on this meteorite. (This page does not link directly to David's main site which is protected by a copy protection system that limits its accessibility on the web.)

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

# SAH97072-91 # SAH97072-1-61 # SAH97072-2-0 #SAH97072-2-5 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: 0.9 gm Weight: 1.6 gm Weight: 2.0 gm Weight: 2.5 gm
Features: Part Slice Features: Part Slice Features: Part Slice Features: Part Slice
Price: sold Price: sold Price: sold Price: sold

# SAH97072-2-8 # SAH97072-5-8 # SAH97072-14-8
Weight: 2.8 gm Weight: 5.8 gm Weight: 14.8 gm
Features: Part Slice Features: Part Slice Features: Part Slice
Price: sold Price: sold Price: sold