NWA 12518 is a new chondrite recovered out of the NWA dense collection area in the Saharan Desert. It is a desert-varnished stone with the characteristic pock-mark features that typically indicate a chondrule-rich type. It was analyzed and classified a rare LL(L)3 chondrite, although final approval and publication in the official Met Bulletin appears to be pending. I will update any buyers on the final approved classification details when it happens. This meteorite is an unequilibrated chondrite that is very rich in chondrules of all sizes and colors.
The specimen being offered here is an uncut fragment that weighs approx. 1.07g. Although on the small side, this fragment is thick enough for a couple of thin sections to be peeled off.
Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.