NWA 267, Early Saharan H4 Chondrite, Micromount

$5.00

Description

NWA 267 is a meteorite from the early days of the Saharan gold rush, when every new chondrite was interesting and exotic. NWA 267 was originally purchased in September 2000 from at the Denver Mineral Show by Dean Bessey. It is a rather unremarkable H4 chondrite (many chondrules in a iron-rich, brown matrix) that is moderately shocked and weathered at S2 and W2-3. What makes this meteorite interesting for collectors is it's low NWA number and early date of recovery. This meteorite represents the last days of the old meteorite market before the coming NWA flood changed meteorite collecting forever. Back then, nobody could have imagined that we would now have more than 10,000 numbered NWA meteorites. At one time, there was a lot of this meteorite on the market. But, it is now rarely seen.
 
Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.