Northwest Africa 869 (L3-6)

Country: Northwest Africa
Date of fall/find: Found 2000
Total known weight: 2000 kg
Number of pieces: many
Type: Ordinary chondrite. L3-6
Shock stage: S3
Weathering stage: W1

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History: It is quite clear that meteorite collectors in Northwest Africa have discovered a large L chondrite strewn field at an undisclosed location. At least 2 metric tons of material comprising thousands of individuals has been sold under the name NWA 869 in the market places of Morocco and around the world. Individual masses are known to range from <1 g to >20 kg. It is certain that NWA 869 is paired with other NWA meteorites, although no systematic survey has been done. It is also possible that some stones sold as NWA 869 are not part of the same fall, although dealers are confident that most of the known masses are sufficiently distinctive from other NWA meteorites in terms of surface and internal appearance that the error rate should be fairly low. Scientists are advised to confirm the classification of any specimens they obtain before publishing results under this name.

ID#: 4432
Description: Big full slice
Size: 17 x 14 x 0.5 cm
Weight: 306 gr

US$ 300.00


3 more specimens of Northwest Africa 869

Northwest Africa 869

Class: L3-6
Weight: 302 gr

US$ 300.00

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Northwest Africa 869

Class: L3-6
Weight: 288 gr

US$ 285.00

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Northwest Africa 869

Class: L3-6
Weight: 270 gr

US$ 270.00

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