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

NWA 3189 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 3189 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 3189 Meteorite Thin Section

Good looking thin section of the NWA 3189 meteorite in cross-polarized light. Lots of chondrules with several distinct barred ones.

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

NWA 4460 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 4460 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 4460 Meteorite Thin Section

Northwest Africa 4460 is a cool looking L3 chondrite without much description in the bulletin. It does make a nice photography target and the images I took turned out surprisingly well. The scattered black inclusions are especially worth exploring.

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

NWA 6704 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 6704 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 6704 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 6704 is a special meteorite which has properties that make it difficult to place in any known category of classification. The story of its discovery by Gregory M. HupĂ© is a feature article at Meteorite Times and provides a nice look into the art of meteorite discovery. Slices showing the internal meteorite texture have an eerie green coloration… in fact, it makes me think of kryptonite! This thin section of NWA 6704 is composed of large orthopyroxene oikocrysts which, due to their intricate polarized color gradients, were difficult to seamlessly stitch together. The final result is rainbow of vivid colors, patterns etched almost 4.52 billion years ago. Be sure to view the links below for additional information and images.

John Kashuba Images

NWA 6704 – Meteorite Studies

Nature’s Vault

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