Strange Meteorite or Meteorwrong, Unusual NWA Rock, 67g

$9.00
Strange Meteorite or Meteorwrong, Unusual NWA Rock, 67g

Description

This stone came as part of a large 4 kilogram lot of unclassified NWA meteorites. It has a strange appearance on the outside and inside. On the outside, it looks similar to many other stony chondrites to come of the Saharan desert. It has wind-polished desert varnish on the exterior, and a "knobby" texture similar to a weathered pallasite. It's degree of magnetic attraction is very weak. I was undecided if this was a meteorite or not, so I decided to cut it open. Upon cutting it, I saw an unusual interior with clasts, apparent melt flow lines and small round structures that resemble chondrules. However, something about the appearance is not quite right, and I do not think this is a meteorite. If it is a meteorite, then it must be an unusual type. If I was a gambling man, I would wager that this is just a weird Earth rock, but it does have some interest.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. A portion has been cut and you get both pieces which comprise the entire specimen. It weighs approx. 67 grams.