Meteorite Recon | Northwest Africa 7700
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Northwest Africa 7700

Stone, chondrite, L3, S3, W3
Lourj Al Ghardeg, Sidi A. Laaroussi, Western Sahara
Find: September 17, 2010
TKW: 64.40 g
Endcut 41.50 g

Unequilibrated chondrite with densely packed chondrules and a comparably low matrix ammount. The cut surface which shows a plentiful variation of chondrules opens a window into the aggregation history of protoplanetary material, as it condensed in the presolar cloud 4.56 billion years ago. The pictured fragment was found mid September 2010 from the back of a camel by S. Larabas in the vicinity of Sidi Ahmed Laaroussi, Western Sahara. An additional search did not turn up any further fragments of this peculiar meteorite.

Inventory #

B-369.1

Date

October 3, 2015

Category

Chondrites, Finds, Stones