NWA 4690, Unequilibrated LL3.8 Chondrite, Micromount


At his peak in the late 90's and early 2000's, Dean Bessey was bringing thousands of chondrites out of Morocco and many of them were classified or provisionally classified. Many of these meteorites had low total known weights or incomplete find data. For a variety of reasons, some of which are uknown, many of these meteorites "vanished into the woodworks" of the classification system and never received final approved status - many have remained as "provisional" for 10 years or more. Most of these meteorites are not commonly seen on the market now and are absorbed into older collections or whereabouts unknown. This meteorite was classified by Ray Pickard out of Australia as an LL3.8 and was given provisional status in 2007. It was recovered out of Morocco on April 01, 2006.

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.