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NWA 15897 (27.64 gram) complete

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[ Meteoritical Bulletin Database ]


Classification: Chondrite CR2  S1 / W-moderate
Place/Time: 2023 in Morocco
Mass: 1400g

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.
Physical characteristics: Many brownish fragments lacking fusion crust.
Petrography:The meteorite shows a dark brownish interior and is predominantly composed of abundant large metal-decorated type I and rare type II chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 700 µm) that often contain large metal blebs set into a fine-grained ferroan matrix. The matrix contains magnetite platelets and framboids; sulfides are present in type II chondrules and the matrix. No CAIs have been detected.

NOTE: Specimens have been polished on a coarse flatlap to expose all the details. When the surface is polished to a mirror, it becomes dark and some details are less visible. I can polish the surface upon request.





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