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NWA 11107   contributed by Larry Atkins, IMCA 1941   MetBul Link

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2.557 kg.   Eucrite-melt breccia

TKW 2.557 kg. Fall not observed. Purchased June 2015 in Morocco.

Larry writes:
This meteorite was unclassified when it first appeared on the MPOD. It has finally been characterized and I am quite pleased with the results. It's a Eucrite Melt Breccia, 1 of only 11 classified as such. This should remove all doubt that was cast upon its 'meteorite' status.

The gold and purpleish colored material you see on the surface of the meteorite is the result, I was told, of the Nomad finder burning a piece of cloth on the stone when he found it. I found this to be most interesting, the human factor makes the piece quite desirable in my opinion.

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 11/27/2015 3:08:05 PM
No, there are no fossils in or on the stone, hopefully the classification will be done soon. Maybe the pictures are not showing what is seen in hand? About half of the surface on one side is covered in weathered fusion crust. It certainly is a meteorite.
Gourgues denis
 11/27/2015 2:10:03 PM
Larry It is no lichens fossilized.... ?
Larry Atkins
 11/27/2015 1:39:50 PM
The stone will not scratch glass no matter how hard I push so it's not quartz. This material looks very similar to Tirhert under magnification. Of course, that doesn't make it a meteorite, but the smooth surface and apparent regmaglypts would suggest a meteorite.
Anne Black
 11/27/2015 12:58:20 PM
Yes Larry, and I just answered you. Yes, I saw the bit of burnt cloth on Photo2, the fibers are quite visible, but that is not what I was looking at. I was looking at the grainy texture of the rock, and it is even more visible on the picture of a cut face you sent to me. To me, on that picture, they look like grains of quartz, not chondrules.
Larry Atkins
 11/27/2015 11:31:48 AM
Hi Anne,I have emailed you picture of the cut sample, can you comment?
Larry Atkins
 11/27/2015 9:36:27 AM
Hi Anne, Yes, it is certainly a meteorite. The texture of the stone in photo's 2 and 3 is altered due to the burnt cloth, which has a bit of a waxy feel to it and has changed the appearance. Other opinions?
Anne Black
 11/27/2015 1:13:44 AM
I am sorry, but............Are you sure it is a meteorite? Look at the texture of the rock (Photo2, photo3). Did you cut a window to see the inside?
Graham Macleod
 11/27/2015 12:33:19 AM
Great reggs on the surface and a great shape! Any idea of a possible H or L ? Well done Larry


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