NWA 8779, Carbonaceous CV3 Chondrite, Micromount

$5.00

Description

The NWA 8779 meteorite was recovered out of the Saharan Desert of Morocco in 2014. It was relatively fresh and was classified as a CV3 carbonaceous chondrite. It has numerous large chondrules and CAI's in the matrix.

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 label and gemjar for safe storage.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on NWA 8779 :

Northwest Africa 8779 
(Northwest Africa)
Purchased: 2014 Oct
Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
History: A 490 g portion of this 5472 g stone was purchased from Mohamed Aid by Aras Jonikas in October 2014.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Relatively large, granular chondrules (1.4±0.6, one 3.3 mm) and fine-grained CAI (up to 3.8 mm across) occur in a finer-grained matrix, portions of which are stained orange by alteration of accessory metal.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).