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

NWA 2364 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 2364 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 2364 Meteorite Thin Section

Thin section of NWA 2364. The matrix is very dark, an attribute of its carbonaceous composition. It contains some nice CAIs and chondrules. Readers should recall that some of this meteorite’s CAIs are the oldest dated matter in the solar system. Check out the links below to see the overlay of this thin section with the surface photos of the same fragment for awesome before and after comparisons.

Link to manually change the transparency of the thin section overlaid on the surface

YouTube video of a slideshow showing the transparency overlay

GIMP file allowing users to change the transparency overlay

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4x/0.25, carbonaceous, chondrite, LMScope, Nikon D810, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 6445 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 6445 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 6445 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 6445 as a thin section in cross polarized light contains an attractive set of chondrules and inclusions. Although listed as “provisional” on Meteoritical Bulletin, the seller classified it as CO3.1.

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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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