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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Northwest Africa 10816 meteorite

Identifier:
2019.9.79
Description:
Northwestern Africa refers to a broad region, mostly desert, were meteorites are frequently found and then sold at markets. These finds are allocated to this region, rather than a specific country, because an exact location of recovery is usually unknown.
Purchased by James Tobin in February 2009 from a dealer at the Tucson Gem show.
This meteorite is an ordinary chondrite (stony meteorite), low in iron and metal (LL group) and petrologic type 5. This specimen weights 39.8 grams and has a weathering grade of W2 and a shock stage of S3.
Source:
Museum Purchase
Maker/Donor
The Meteorite Exchange, Inc.
Related Place
Africa
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