Meteorite Recon | Northwest Africa 7707
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Northwest Africa 7707

Stone, chondrite, L6, S3, W1
East of Dakla, Morocco
Find: 2011
TKW: 2,520 g
Individual w. cut surface: 2,440 g

Exceptionally sculpted chondrite reportedly found in the desert east of Dakhla, South Morocco. Although >90 percent of the meteorite’s surface displays near fall fresh fusion crust, it must be assumed that the specimen is not a recent fall. A small portion of the stone shows deep funnels and grooves due to corrasion (sand abrasion) that are penetrating up to 8 mm deep into the matrix. The cut surface shows a dark melt vein.

Inventory #

B-434

Date

October 2, 2015

Category

Chondrites, Finds, Stones