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

NWA 8345 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8345 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8345 Meteorite Thin Section

Northwest Africa 8345 Meteorite thin section in cross polarized light. Type CO3.2 with some interesting inclusions scattered randomly and also in the bottom left. There are lots of fascinating details when you spend time looking in detail at the structures.

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

Sayh al Uhaymir 562 Meteorite Thin Section

SaU 562 Meteorite Thin Section

SaU 562 Meteorite Thin Section

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.”

Interesting story about this thin section. I originally thought it was an unclassified eucrite; the label reads “Labenne Eucrite” and I was told it was unclassified when the thin section was made around 2009. After some friendly help, I discovered it had been classified as SaU 562. I was surprised to find that it was a eucrite which I had already photographed! However, this previous SaU 562 post was one of my first attempts at making a panorama, so a comparison between the old and the new reveals my progression of tools and technique quite well.

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

NWA 10669 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 10669 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 10669 Meteorite Thin Section

This thin section of the NWA 10669 meteorite spans the entire breadth of my scope’s aperture, making it just a little over 30 millimeters. Thanks to its enormity there is much to look at and explore.

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