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80 x 60 mm slice.   LL3.10

TKW 1101 grams. Fall not observed. Found 2004 in Morocco.

Robert writes:
When the universe smiles at you... you just have to smile back! And then buy the meteorite. Being primitive and highly unequilibrated, the feature in this slice (approx 1 cm, see arrow) is perhaps the best available evidence that early life may have existed prior to the consolidation of the planets and asteroids.

I am giving a presentation on meteorites to the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society in Ft Collins, CO on Oct 01, so I thought that that would be a good day to have the photo posted.


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Robert (Bob) Crewdson
 10/2/2015 10:39:37 PM
Thanks to you all for the very supportive comments. The presentation to NoCoAstro went pretty well, I think. Great group. Thanks to Anne Black for making the drive to hear the talk. And thanks to Wendy for introducing me to MPOD at the Denver Show.
Wilford Krantz
 10/1/2015 11:08:42 PM
Happy fourth anniversary, MPOD. Thanks for 4 years of happiness :) I hope you have many more.
Marissa Fanady
 10/1/2015 4:23:04 PM
Wow that is gorgeous!!! Chondrule packed meteorites are my favorites, the orange cream colors are beautiful.
Anne Black
 10/1/2015 12:01:33 PM
And I am sorry I did not meet you during the Show. (Now, should I drive up to Ft. Collins tonight???? Hhhmmm......)
Wendy Swartz
 10/1/2015 8:38:26 AM
It was a pleasure meeting you in Denver, Bob. Thanks for sharing the great smile.
Mendy Ouzillou
 10/1/2015 8:28:30 AM
Great slice for sure. Made me smile. Super idea using this slice as part of outreach. 😎 Regarding the first comment, this meteorite is NOT paired with NWA 5717 or NWA 7402.
Ian Macleod
 10/1/2015 5:59:08 AM
Thank you for sharing this beautiful slice, also have fun with the presentation on meteorites to the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society.
Ray Watts
 10/1/2015 5:16:25 AM
Love the look of this matrix / Have a great presentation !
Andi Koppelt
 10/1/2015 4:26:24 AM
:-)
Graham Macleod
 10/1/2015 3:57:31 AM
What a great piece of L3.10! This is so full of Chondrules and the large area is fantastic. Great post and have a great time at your presentation! Cheers
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 10/1/2015 2:33:46 AM
NWA 5717 & 7402 pairing
 

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