NWA 4587 Meteorite Thin Section
10x/0.25, achondrite, LMScope, Nikon D810, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 4587 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 4587 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 4587 Meteorite Thin Section

The NWA 4587 meteorite makes a colorful polarized thin section. The unique intergranular recrystallized plagioclase texture gives it a spectacular appearance. This is the second example of this meteorite — see here for the first.

NWA 2976 Anomalous Achondrite

NWA 4901 Ungrouped Achondrite

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

NWA 8159 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8159 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8159 Meteorite Thin Section

To create a good number of thin section slides of NWA 8159, the original oblong fragment was split into two pieces. The previous mosaic of NWA 8159 represents one half of this split. The thin section presented here is the other half.

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NWA 32 Meteorite Thin Section
10x/0.25, achondrite, LMScope, lunar, Nikon D810, northwest 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 basalt rocks from the Moon, it provides clues regarding the formation of the Lunar Mare.

Northwest Africa 032 and 479 Pairing

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