NWA 5786, Provisional L4 Chondrite, Micromount

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In early 2009, nomads recovered this meteorite from the Algerian side of the Moroccan border. It was transported out of the Sahara and classified at Bathurst as an L4 chondrite. It was given the provisional classification number of NWA 5786. This meteorite has been languishing in provisional status for several years now and it is unclear when it will finally receive official approval by NonCom.

NWA 5786 is very chondrule-rich for an L4. The amount of chondrules looks like an L3. Although a little over two kilograms of stones were recovered, this is one of those meteorites that you don't see on the market very often. I acquired a small amount of this material and I have prepared several micromounts with it.

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.