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NWA 8587, Saharan L6 Chondrite, Slice with Remnant Crust, 2.6g


NWA 8587 was first recovered out of the Saharan Desert of Morocco in 2009. It consisted of a single modestly-sized stone with a patina of wind-polished desert varnish and remnant fusion crust. It was analyzed and classified at UWS by Dr. Tony Irving. It is a L6 chondrite with a Shock stage of S2 and a Weathering grade of W3. It has a chocolate-brown, recrystallized matrix with lighter-colored mottling and sparse chondrules. 

The specimen offered here is a long thin cut with a stripe of wind-polished desert varnish along one outside edge. It weighs 2.6 grams.

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 an ID label.