NWA 32 Meteorite Thin Section
10x/0.25, achondrite, LMScope, lunar, Nikon D810, north west africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 032 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 32 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 032 Meteorite Thin Section

The scientifically important Northwest Africa 032 basalt meteorite contains olivine and pyroxene phenocrysts, which can be clearly seen in this thin section mosaic. Being one of the youngest basalts from the Moon, it provides clues regarding the formation of the Lunar Mare.

Northwest Africa 032 and 479 Pairing

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NWA 10646 Meteorite Thin Section
10x/0.25, achondrite, angrite, LMScope, Nikon D810, north west africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 10646 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 10646 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 10646 Meteorite Thin Section

Angrites viewed in cross polarized light shine with the most spectacular and astonishing colors. And this sample of NWA 10646 definitely lives up to the Angrite family name. Just look at those mineral grains with shades of deep green, sky blue, and sunset yellow!

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NWA 8159 Meteorite Thin Section
10x/0.25, achondrite, LMScope, mars, Nikon D810, north west africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 8159 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8159 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8159 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8159 was quenched from a basaltic melt ~2.3 billion years ago at a time when Mars contained bodies of liquid H2O. Suddenly ejected from the surface millions of years ago this piece of the war god became a migrant searching for a new home. By fortune it found Earth.

In this thin section, my first taken with the Nikon D810 combined with the LMScope adapter, mineral grains are clearly visible in the lower portion. Indeed, the lower eighth of the thin section seems distinct from the upper. Other noticeable features include the shock melt veins and the glassy clasts.

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