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L ordinary chondrite meteorite 4-6, S3, W1: L (low iron) (or olivine-olivine-hiperstenas or pigeonitas). Major minerals; olivine, hypersthene, Ni-Fe.

Meteorite broken by the impact on the ground, but retains some of the fusion crust ..

It weighs 6,5 grams.

Measures ± 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm.

  "Stony meteorites comprise a variety of types, the most abundant ordinary chondrites,

carbonaceous chondrites and achondrites. They are composed mainly of silicates such as olivine and pyroxene, but

its main characteristic is that they spherules (chondrules) in its interior, these areas are essential materials

our solar system, are the oldest, most fascinating materials that we can see and get our hands on.

* It is believed that this ordinary chondrite meteorite fell over what is now Algeria and Morocco. Was exceptionally strong fall. Since its discovery in 2000, has eliminated more than 7 tons raining in size from a fraction of a one ounce over 50 pounds.

It is classified as a chondrite ordinaria.Las bright spots of iron on the cut surface are visible, which causes a slight magnetic attraction.
Many of these samples were collected by nomads. Since the geographic features and political boundaries are not easily discernible in this section of the Sahara, Its precise location is not available

 

discovery 2010

 

Sahara

Algeria