NWA 5426 Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, A3550UPA CCD 5MP, breccia, chondrite, northwest africa, polarized, rumuruti, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 5426 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 5426 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 5426 Meteorite Thin Section

Cross polarized thin section specimen of NWA 5426. There are two really amazing chondrules you should try to find while viewing the panoramas. NWA 5426 is a R Type Chondrite; “R” symbolizing the type specimen found in Rumuruti, Kenya. According to Norton’s The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites, these R Type Chondrites are mostly brecciated. In the case of NWA 5426, it is a polymict breccia. Of all the chondrites, R Type Chondrites contain the highest levels of iron oxidation.

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