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NWA 2488

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no coordinates recorded Several fusion-crusted stones were found in the Sahara Desert of Northwest Africa weighing together 18 kg. A sample was submitted to the Museum für Naturkunde, Institut für Mineralogie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (A. Greshake and M. Kurz). Although NWA 2488 was found to have a mineralogy intermediate between that of the H and L groups, it was classified as an H5 chondrite.

The specimen of NWA 2488 shown above is a 11.94 g end section. The photo of NWA 2488 shown below is an 8.88 g specimen in the Christian Anger Collection which demonstrates the result of an artistic collaboration between Mother Nature and the meteorite cutter—a beautiful manifestation of a fireball against a starry sky.

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Photo courtesy of the Christian Anger Collection
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