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NWA 4590   contributed by John Divelbiss   MetBul Link


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0.51 gram crusted part slice. 12 x 5 x 5 mm.   Angrite

TKW 213 grams. Fall not observed. Found June 2006, Morocco, Algeria.

From the MetBul:
Scattered fragments from a small stone which appears to have shattered upon landing recently were recovered from an area of ~40 m2 in the Morocco-Algeria border zone, 21 km SSW of Tamassint oasis and 18 km S of Agoult, Morocco. G. Hupé purchased all the recovered material in June 2006 in Tagounite, Morocco. He then traveled to Tamassint and was shown the location by the original find and measured GPS coordinates.

 
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MexicoDoug
 6/12/2019 3:10:58 PM
Such a colorful and contrasty matrix - looks like it is stuffed with diamonds! Thanks, John!
Michael Mulgrew
 6/12/2019 11:41:09 AM
With original find coordinates it's a shame it got an NWA number and not a distinct name.
Michael Doran
 6/12/2019 10:54:53 AM
The crust on this specimen (in photos 2, 6, 7 & 8) looks like chocolate ganache applied with a frosting knife. Luscious!
John Divelbiss
 6/12/2019 10:54:05 AM
NWA 4590 is a superb Angrite...I wish I had gotten a bigger piece from Greg Hupe' back then. :/
Bernd Pauli
 6/12/2019 6:36:13 AM
Nice one, John! Mine weighs 1.024 grams and is very friable.
 

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