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NWA 10836   contributed by Stephen Amara   MetBul Link

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6.6 grams.   LL3

TKW 188 grams. Fall not observed. Found 2016.

Stephen writes:
This primitive chondrite is certainly the rarest metoerite in my collection. It is packed with chondrules and has just a sparse matrix locking this baby all together. This is a beautiful meteorite. The things I love about it are the obvious large chipped chondrule almost front and center, and the earthly cloudy blue hues of a few of the smaller chondrules in the windowed portion. It might sound crazy but I also love how the exterior is laminated in the typical pink clay silt soils of NWA hiding a diamond in the rough. It's one fine example and reasons why even smaller meteorites with limited red flags may deserve meeting the diamond blade.

I enhanced one of the photos to show off the chondrules against the matrix. I hope you all enjoy.

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Daniel Da Costa
 12/13/2017 10:56:22 AM
Magnificent LL3 and nice picture
Stephen Amara
 12/13/2017 7:18:37 AM
Bernd, thanks for pointing that out! That's Awesome!
Bernd Pauli
 12/13/2017 6:16:01 AM
... and the bleached chondrules (a.k.a. bull's eye chondrules) are tell-tale signs of aqueous activity on the parent asteroid!
Twink Monrad
 12/13/2017 2:19:16 AM
Fabulous chondrules
 12/13/2017 1:10:10 AM
This is clearly a strange and wonderful piece

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