Meteorite NWA 6042

Chondrite LL6 Amphoterite, Brecciated


General information:

Chondrites: ~ 86% of all meteorite cases, the majority of all found meteorites, they contain olivine and orthopyroxenes. (high nickel iron portion). Chondrites contain spherical chondrules, which consist of olivine and and/or pyroxenes/orthopyroxenes. Their nickel iron portion is high (5 to 20 %). Chondrites represent the building material, from that the solar system, the planets and our earth developed.

LL - Chondrites: "Low Metal", "Low Iron"

NWA 6042: A very beautiful Amphoterite with a heavy shocked and brecciated matrix. Black shock-veins are visible.

This is a beautiful slice of NWA 6042.

The weight of it is 10.1g.



Name: 6042
Purchased: Erfoud, Morocco
Class: Chondrite LL6 Breccia
Weathering Grade: W1
Shock Grade: S3
TKW: 1150g, 1 stone
Fa mol%: 29
Fs mol%: 23,8




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