Species: NWA Ordinary Chondrite L5 Meteorite Polished Section
Location: Northwest Africa
Size: 56.7 mm • 2.23 in
Weight: 9 g • 0.32 oz
An ordinary chondrite from the L group that is petrologic type 5.
The low-iron (L) chemical group of ordinary chondrites, distinguished by their relatively low siderophile element content, moderate sized chondrules (~0.7 mm), and oxygen isotope compositions that intermediate between H and LL group ordinary chondrites.
Type 5: Designates chondrites that have been metamorphosed under conditions sufficient to homogenize olivine and pyroxene, convert all low-Ca pyroxene to orthopyroxene, cause the growth of various secondary minerals, and blur chondrule outlines.
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- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Section "NWA 10587" Chondrite Ordinaire L5 Météorite Polie
- 9 g
- Origine (pays)