NWA 10683 (LL6 Breccia)

One stone totaling 343g was purchased from a Moroccan dealer in February of 2016. A sample was sent to Dr. Anthony Irving who determined the stones to be a brecciated LL6 chondrite with a weathering grade of 1/2 and a shock grade of 2. I sliced the stone and prepared several ROUGH POLISHED slices. The back sides remain unpolished with saw cuts. The slices are not the prettiest, but you can clearly see the brecciated clasts. If it wasn’t for the staining, this stone would be spectacular. Because of the staining, these slices would be great as a starter or for someone looking to add a brecciated LL6 to their collection at an affordable price. Each slice will come in a quality labeled meteorite display box.

Petrography as follows:

Breccia composed of angular clasts which are mostly recrystallized with rare relict partial chondrules. Olivine (Fa31.3-31.7, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs25.0-26.0Wo2.5-2.6, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs8.8-11.0Wo45.4-43.0, N = 2).

Meteoritical Bulletin entry can be found here.

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