• Meteorite Chondrite
  • Meteorite Chondrite
Rare Minerals

Meteorite Chondrite

$2,500.00   €2,107  £1,900.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC12484
This interesting block of Chondrite Meteorite is from the historic region of Transylvania in Romania and weighs 42.1 g.  Several similar finds have been made throughout Transylvania, so it is not possible to specifically identify this specimen in terms of its fall date (if recorded), exact locality (or strewn-field) or classification. Two of the most famous Transylvanian finds were the Mocs meteorite, an L5-6 chondrite (fell 1882) and the Tauti meteorite, an L6 chondrite (fell 1937).  Detailed petrographic analysis would provide a specific name for this specimen, together with its associated data.  One side of the Chondrite has been sawn to display its tightly-bound granular texture and the remaining outer surfaces have a dark-chocolate to black fusion crust due to partial melting during decent through the Earth’s atmosphere.  Chondrites date to around 4.55 billion years and represent the primitive silicate mineralogy of the early solar-system.  A delightful Chondrite Meteorite specimen, Chondrites being considered as the main building blocks of the planets. 

Details

Dimensions
1.8 × 3.5 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals
Locality
Transylvania, Romania.

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chondrite Meteorite