Meteorite, Superb Oriented Stone, Possible Type-3, Flowlines, 90g


This is a large, uncut, stony meteorite that weighs 90 grams. This specimen has an attractive patina of remnant fusion crust that has been wind polished to allow some of the chondrules to show through on the surface. This meteorite has an oriented and aerodynamic shape with fine flowlines radiating forward from reverse side. 

This meteorite was recovered from the Saharan Desert in the early 1990's. This stone is a higher quality than most of those recovered more recently. This specimen is a classic example of an oriented meteorite with a shield shape, flowlines, and a frothy/irregular trailing side. These features, combined with the dark crust and obvious chondrules make this a fine display specimen. 

Judging by appearances, amount of chondrules, and magnetic attraction, this meteorite is likely a type-3 chondrite (L or H).

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 a custom metal display (shown) and a magnetic pedestal stand (not shown).