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NWA 4293 Meteorite | 4.96 Grams | Individual | H6 Chondrite | SO24

This is an individual Northwest Africa or NWA 4293 formerly known as NQ10, an H6 chondrite found in the Sahara desert in 2005.  It is one of 5854 approved meteorites classified as such. The meteorite weighs 4.96 grams with dimensions of 19x16x15 mm.  

This fascinating meteorite was mainly found as small individuals and the total weight of the 100's of pieces recovered is recorded as a low 25 kg. The meteorite has a shock stage of 4 and weathering grade of 2.  NWA 4293 is interesting in the way it looks as can be seen in the images.  Most pieces are free of caliche, have a smooth gray surface and are small complete individuals.  The unusual appearance is due to shock hardening and being sandblasted in the desert.

This specimen comes with a Canagem specimen card.  Would make a beautiful addition to any new or existing collection.

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