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 Chondrites are the most common meteorites accounting for ~84% of falls. Chondrites are comprised mostly of Fe- and Mg-bearing silicate minerals (found in both chondrules and fine grained matrix), reduced Fe/Ni metal (found in various states like large blebs, small grains and/or even chondrule rims), and various refractory inclusions (such Click on Term to Read More.
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