NWA 10214 Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, breccia, carbonaceous, chondrite, LMScope, Nikon D810, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 10214 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 10214 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 10214 Meteorite Thin Section

This thin section of NWA 10214, viewed in cross polarized light, was created from the fragment pictured below — Side B. The idea was to get a piece which contained at least two distinct types of matrix. The NWA 10214 meteorite contains multiple lithologies and it is unclear which chondritic classes are contained in this particular fragment.

For further information please read the Meteorite Times’ excellent article on NWA 10214.

Side A - eegooblago.com

Side A – eegooblago.com

Side B - eegooblago.com

Side B – eegooblago.com

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NWA 8251 Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, breccia, lodranite, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, Tucsen C30 3MP sCMOS, zerene stacker

NWA 8251 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8251 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8251 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8251 Meteorite fragments contain brilliant green clinopyroxene crystals, which have earned it the nickname “Green-Eyed” Lodranite. This lodranite breccia creates a uniquely beautiful cross polarized thin section. The wide size, texture, color, and features of the individual grains which compose the breccia make this one of my absolute favorite thin sections to explore. Picture of the original fragment.

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Peekskill Meteorite Thin Section
10x/0.25, breccia, chondrite, named fall, ordinary chondrite, polarized, scope2, Tucsen C30 3MP sCMOS, zerene stacker

Peekskill Meteorite Thin Section

Peekskill Meteorite Thin Section

Peekskill Meteorite Thin Section

The sky indeed fell on October 9th, 1992 — luckily only on a car. The Peekskill Meteorite, a “hammer”, is renowned for having traveled clean through the rear of a Chevy Malibu. Every time I think about the smashed car, I find myself anxiously looking up and apologizing for any ill-will I have done to the universe. It’s also best not to think of Peekskill shortly before bed. Although, if a meteorite and your paths ever do cross — you should consider the notoriety and monetary benefits… for your survivors. I only joke since chances are better that you will win the lottery!

The meteorite in thin section shows some interesting colors and breccia features as shown in the panorama. Everything you want to know about the Peekskill Meteorite here.

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