NWA 869

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A natural fragment of the NWA 869 meteorite.

Specimen Name: NWA 869

Specimen Type: Chondrite

Location of Find: Northwest Africa

Date of Find: 2000

Born by fire, Northwest Africa 869 is one of the most fascinating meteorites available to collectors. It has a highly unusual classification, L 3-6, meaning it shows characteristics of different meteorite types within the same mass. NWA 869 is a breccia — a rock made up of fragments of other rocks that have been compressed or cemented together. The most likely explanation for the formation of this mosaic-like mixture of space material is the collision of asteroid, millions or billions of years ago, somewhere in the void between Mars and Jupiter.

XS- 0.2G-0.5G

S- 0.6G-0.9G

M- 1G-1.8G

L- 1.9G-4.2G

XL- 4.3G-4.7G

The meteorite comes in a small plastic casing with foam to protect each fragment. As well as a Specimen Identification Card for you to display at home. This is perfect as a gift!

Each of our NWA 869 fragments is similar to the one shown in the image, however no two fragments are identical.



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