NWA 6289, LL4 Brecciated Chondrite, Micromount


NWA 6289 is a beautiful LL4 chondrite that was recovered out of Agadir Morocco, and classified by Dr. Anthony Irving at the University of Washington. This meteorite is packed with large chondrules and chondritic clasts. The matrix is also peppered with glittering metal flecks. NWA 6289 is only moderately weathered and unshocked. Out of over 30,000 known meteorites, only 233 are classified as LL4 and a sizeable portion of those are from Antarctica. Every type collector needs an example of an LL4 meteorite, and this is one of the most attractive examples of it's class. This meteorite has a modest TKW of only 3.4 kilograms. NWA 6289 contains olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, kamacite and troilite. What makes this meteorite really interesting is how much it resembles a desert Rumuruti meteorite. At first glance, 6289 resembles a rumuruti because of it's brown-orange coloration and prolific contrasting clasts. 

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