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 2364 Meteorite Surface
4x/0.25, calcium-aluminium-rich inclusion, carbonaceous, chondrite, LMScope, Nikon D810, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, surface, zerene stacker

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface – Side A

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface - Side B

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface – Side B

The NWA 2364 meteorite contains the oldest known calcium-almuninum-rich inclusions in the Solar System. In other words, there is no “pristine” surviving matter within the sphere of human knowledge which is older than inclusions in this meteorite. Future discoveries may yield even more ancient material, however, until that occurs this remains #1.

The details are blurred due to two factors. The first being the low quality of my reflected light microscope and its optics. The second is due to the long ten second exposure I was required to perform to capture enough light for the images — this resulted in blurring due vibrations from my environment.

NWA 2364 Meteorite Information at Arizona Skies.

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NWA 5028 Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, calcium-aluminium-rich inclusion, carbonaceous, chondrite, LMScope, Nikon D810, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 5028 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 5028 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 5028 Meteorite Thin Section

The NWA 5028 meteorite makes a stunningly beautiful thin section mosaic. With its large calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions and numerous chondrules, viewers are taken to an alien terrain billions of years old – to a time when the first objects were forming in the Solar System. Additional information at Meteorites Australia.

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