NWA 6080, Brecciated LL4 Chondrite, Micromount

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NWA 6080 is a new LL4 chondrite that was recovered out of Erfoud Morocco in September of 2008 and classified in January 2010 at the University of Washington by Dr. Anthony Irving. There are only 233 known meteorites classified as the LL4 sub-type, and nearly half of those were collected in Antarctica and are forever off-limits to collectors. Like many hot desert finds, NWA 6080's beauty lay concealed on the inside, away from the erosive effects of prolonged exposure to desert extremes. Upon cutting, a complex and appealing matrix was revealed that makes this particular meteorite a stand-out in the LL4 class.

This meteorite has an exotic matrix that shows chondritic clasts (light and dark), chondrules, and plentiful metal flecks. There are also occasional troilite inclusions. Every type collector should have an specimen of LL4 and this meteorite is an attractive example of the type and lithology. The shock and weathering grades are S2 and W2. The TKW (total known weight) is 6.3kg

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.