NWA 10692, H4 Chondrite Packed with Chondrules, Micromount

NWA 10692, H4 Chondrite Packed with Chondrules, Micromount


NWA 10692 was recovered out of the Saharan Desert of Morocco in 2013. It was classified by Dr. Tony Irving at UWS as an H4 chondrite. It is quite fresh and mildly shocked at W1 and S2. Visually, this meteorite resembles a CK type. It has a relatively small amount of matrix that is packed with wall to wall chondrules. The tiny chondrules vary in shade from light grey to black. It has plentiful metal fleck scattered throughout. The TKW of the meteorite is quite small and very little will ever be available on the collector market.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a single small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on NWA 10692 :

Northwest Africa 10692 (NWA 10692)

Purchased: 2013 Jul

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Purchased by John Shea in July 2013 from a German dealer, who had obtained it from a Moroccan source.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 300±100 μm) occur in a relatively coarse grained-matrix containing relatively abundant stained metal.