This beautiful sliced specimen comes in a protective display case along with a business card sized COA. The number on the bottom of the white case corresponds with the number on the COA card. The COA is the original certificate of authenticity from the S. Tutorow collection. The S. Tutorow Collection. Contains some of the rarest meteorites on earth. S Tutorow is a respected meteorite supplier and author who upholds to the highest proviance standards in the world of Meteorites. And has contributed tremendously to the identification of meteorites from NWA. The S. Tutorow Collection can be found in museums across the globe from China to the United States.
Below is information copied from the "The Meteoritical Society" website........... ----------------------------------- Northwest Africa 10589 (NWA 10589)
Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
Petrography: Chondrules range from 300-1700 μm in diameter and have an average diameter of ~850 μm; many chondrules have igneous rims. Also present are a few mm-sized amoeboid olivine inclusions and a few small CAIs, 300-700 μm in size. The rock contains ~40 vol.% matrix. Opaque phases include sulfide, magnetite and only rare grains of metallic Fe-Ni. This suggests that the rock is an oxidized CV3 chondrite.
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