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Meteorite Fragment

Sahara Desert Chondrite
aprox. 1 1/2"

Sahara Desert Chondrite

These Chondrite fragments are from a meteorite that fell in the Sahara Desert over 4.5 billion years ago. A Chondrite is a stony, non-metallic meteorite that has not been modified or damaged from melting or errosion on it's initial fall to Earth. These ancient pieces were formed when various types of dust and small grains present in the early solar system accreted to form primitive asteroids.

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North West Africa Meteorite 869
aprox. 1 1/2" slice

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North West Africa 869

The most widely available meteorite found in the Sahara is Northwest Africa 869 (NWA 869). First discovered in the year 2000, this chondrite has yielded about 2 tones of specimenes so far. NWA 869 is particularly interesting, as it is composed of fragmented breccia. When cut or sliced, an internal matrix full of colors and chondrules is exposed. These slices have many bits and flecks of reflective meteoritic metal.

See also:

Libyan Gold Tektite

Faden Quartz
Rough Tektite

Polished Tektite

Meteorite Vial

Meteorite Vial approx 15 - 20 small meteorite fragments
from Campo Del Cielo, Argentina

Meteorite Pendant

Meteorite Pendant
approx 1" tall with bail


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Meteorite 3-Pack

Stoney Iron

Meteorite fragment
Sahara Desert, Morocco

aprox. 1" x 3/4"

Iron Nickel

Meteorite fragment
Campo del Cielo, Argentina

aprox. 3/4" x 5/8"

Iron Nickel

Meteorite fragment
Sikhote-Alin, Siberia, Russia

aprox. 3/4" x 1/2"

Meteorite 3-Pack

This collection contains 3 fragments of meteorites from around the world!

1. Stoney Iron Meteorite Fragment
(from the Sahara Desert, Morocco) Exact location of these meteorites is difficult to determine since they are gathered by nomads and sold in bulk to traders. Shifting sands unearthed many meteorites that were buried on impact. Meteorite falls occured between 10,000 and 50,000 years ago. These stone chondrite meteorites have limited rust due to the dry desesrt conditions

2. Iron Meteorite Fragment
(coarse octahedrite from Campo del Cielo (Field of the Heavens), Argentina.) First discovered in 1571, this meteorite is thought to have fallen 4,000-6,000 years ago. Pieces range in size from grains of sand to 35 tons. This fragment consists of 92.2% iron, 6.68% nickel, 1.12% cobalt and a small percentage of phosphorus, germanium and gallium.

3. Iron Nickel Meteorite Fragment
(coarse octahedrite from the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in Primorye, Siberia, Russia.) This meteorite fell to earth mid-morning on Feb 12, 1947 in eastern SIberia. Observers saw a fireball brighter than the sun with a ten-mile smoke trail and heard a deafening roar. the meteor broke up several miles above the earth, creating a rain of shrapnel. Fortunately the rain fell in an uninhabited area. It is composed of 93% iron, 5.9% nickel, .42% cobalt and 68% other (phosphorus, sulfur, germanium and iridium)

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