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Palo Verde Mine, L6 Mohave Meteorite, Micromount


Palo Verde Mine is an L6 chondrite that was discovered in 2004 by meteorite hunters in a desert area of Arizona that is related to the Franconia Strewnfield. The Franconia strewnfield is most known for the H5 meteorite of the same name. However, the Franconia strewnfield contains a curiously-large number of unpaired meteorites from distinctly-different petrologic types. The presence of so many different meteorite types suggests a cluster of repeated chondritic impacts over a long period of time with the latest impact taking place over 20,000 years ago. The Palo Verde Mine find was classified at ASU as a highly-shocked L6 chondrite with a weathering grade of two. The largest stone of this find was a little over 7 kilograms and many smaller fragments have also been recovered from the area.

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. Note, each fragment is unique and your specimen may vary slightly in appearance.