NWA 769 is an unbrecciated eucrite meteorite found near Gulmima in 2000. Many pieces were recovered with a total mass of 712 grams.
Eucrites are a rare type of meteorite that comes from Asteroid Vesta. It is in the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter. It orbits the Sun with a period of 3.6 Earth years and has a diameter of 525 kilometres. A great impact occurred in the South hemisphere of Vesta less than 1 billion years ago, ejecting rocks from the asteroid into space. Eventually some of these rocks fell on Earth. Due to the lack of chondrules in this type of meteorites, they are called achondrites in contraposition to chondrites.
In this lot a slice of NWA 769 is offered. It has some fusion crust on the edge as can be seen in the pictures.
Weight is 20,2 grams.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
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- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- NWA 769.
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Météorite Eucrite, non bréchée
- 20.2 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- 2000, Gulmima
- Origine (pays)