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Ibitira Meteorite Thin Section

Ibitira Meteorite Thin Section

Ibitira Meteorite Thin Section

Thin section of the Ibitira Meteorite viewed in cross polarized light. The numerous vesicles distinguish this meteorite and it has been noted that Ibitira probably represents a sample from a distinct parent body, i.e. not 4 Vesta.

John Kashuba created a spectacular set of micro vision images of Ibitira at Meteorite Times. Read further scientific details at Meteorite Studies.

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4x/0.25, A3550UPA CCD 5MP, achondrite, eucrite, named fall, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

Agoult Meteorite Thin Section

Agoult Meteorite Thin Section

Agoult Meteorite Thin Section

Found in Agoult, Morocco this unbrecciated eucrite contains relatively large zircon crystals which crystallized around the date 4,554.5 Ma. Considering its ancient age, along with its mineralogy and petrology, the Agoult Meteorite is likely a unique sample of the original Vestan crust. This thin section, seen under cross polarized light, exemplifies nature’s artistic ability to create beautiful stained glass. Additional details on Agoult can be found at Meteorite Studies.

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Sayh al Uhaymir 562 Meteorite Thin Section

Meteorite Thin Section Sayh al Uhaymir 562

Sayh al Uhaymir 562

Thin section specimen of the Sayh al Uhaymir 562 meteorite. Pictures were taken with a 1/4 wave retarder filter in cross polarized light. SaU 562 is an unbrecciated eucrite with “approximately equal proportions of anhedral to bladed, white plagioclase (to 3 mm) and honey-brown, anhedral, granular pyroxene (to 1.5 mm) crystals.”

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