Saratov Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, chondrite, named fall, ordinary chondrite, polarized, scope2, Tucsen C30 3MP sCMOS, zerene stacker

Saratov Meteorite Thin Section

Saratov Meteorite Thin Section

Saratov Meteorite Thin Section

Thin sections of the Saratov (Саратов) meteorite in cross polarized light dazzle observers with dozens upon dozens of distinct chondrules. This specimen has numerous almost perfectly circular chondrules and many radial pyroxene chondrules.

Its fall was witnessed on October 6, 1918.

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NWA 8251 Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, breccia, lodranite, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, Tucsen C30 3MP sCMOS, zerene stacker

NWA 8251 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8251 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8251 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8251 Meteorite fragments contain brilliant green clinopyroxene crystals, which have earned it the nickname “Green-Eyed” Lodranite. This lodranite breccia creates a uniquely beautiful cross polarized thin section. The wide size, texture, color, and features of the individual grains which compose the breccia make this one of my absolute favorite thin sections to explore. Picture of the original fragment.

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NWA 7317 Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, carbonaceous, chondrite, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, Tucsen C30 3MP sCMOS, zerene stacker

NWA 7317 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 7317 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 7317 Meteorite Thin Section

This interesting and colorful thin section of NWA 7317 in cross polarized light reveals many relic chondrules scattered throughout a poikiloblastic textured medium. More information and pictures at Meteorite Studies.

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