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NWA 8417   contributed by Bernd Pauli   MetBul Link

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  LL7

TKW 222 grams. Fall not observed. Purchased April 2014 from a Moroccan dealer.


Bernd writes:
Here's an endcut of the NWA 8417 LL7 chondrite. The interior is pale green, there are some visible FeNi specks, some areas show brown stains. On the right you can see a large oikocryst (the enclosing crystal in poikilitic fabric) of orthopyroxene (9 x 7 mm), a smaller one can be seen in the 11 o'clock position. Chondrules are absent. Interesting feature: triple junctions.


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Maria
 11/5/2018 3:06:33 AM
We can always count on Bernd to point out extra-special features. Thanks for sharing, Bernd!
John Divelbiss
 11/1/2018 12:20:59 PM
thanks Bernd. these "cooked" stones are extraordinary.
 

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