NWA 8587, Saharan L6 Chondrite, Micromount

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NWA 8587 was first recovered out of the Saharan Desert of Morocco in 2009. It consisted of a single modestly-sized stone with a patina of wind-polished desert varnish and remnant fusion crust. It was analyzed and classified at UWS by Dr. Tony Irving. It is a L6 chondrite with a Shock stage of S2 and a Weathering grade of W3. It has a chocolate-brown, recrystallized matrix with lighter-colored mottling and sparse chondrules. 

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a single small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.