Meteorite, Aerodynamic Stone with Crust, 279g



This is a large, uncut, stony meteorite that weighs 279 grams. This specimen has an attractive patina of remnant fusion crust and wind-polished desert varnish. This meteorite has an aerodynamic shape and it displays well in several positions.

This meteorite was recovered from the Saharan Desert in the early 1990's and has resided in a single collection since it's sale now. I acquired this directly from the owner who bought it on an expedition to Morocco in the days just prior to the gold rush of so-called "NWA" meteorites. This stone is a higher quality than most of those recovered more recently. This specimen has a pleasing dark desert varnish and remnant fusion crust. It is uncut and has only been lightly cleaned with a soft brush to remove sand and dust. It could benefit from a better cleaning, but I don't like to disturb these stones too much during handling. So I will leave a final cleaning to the buyer.

Judging by appearances and magnetic attraction, this meteorite is likely a L or H type chondrite. 

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the meteorite shown. Your purchase will include an ID label.