Meteorite, Unclassified Saharan Chondrite, 87g


This is a large, uncut, stony meteorite that weighs 87 grams. This specimen has an attractive patina of desert varnish with some small patches of remnant crust. This meteorite has a nice rounded shape and make a good hand specimen.

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. 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.