NWA 12518, Rare LL(L)3 Chondrite, Micromount

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NWA 12518 is a new chondrite recovered out of the NWA dense collection area in the Saharan Desert. It is a desert-varnished stone with the characteristic pock-mark features that typically indicate a chondrule-rich type. It was analyzed and classified a rare LL(L)3 chondrite, although final approval and publication in the official Met Bulletin appears to be pending. I will update any buyers on the final approved classification details when it happens. This meteorite is an unequilibrated chondrite that is very rich in chondrules of all sizes and colors.

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.