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NWA 2824   contributed by John Kashuba   MetBul Link

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What is a thin section?    What do all the pretty colors mean?    
Thin section in cross-polarized light.   Diogenite

TKW 485 grams. Fall not observed. Purchased 2005 in Morocco.

John writes:
NWA 2824 is a highly shocked achondrite probably from the Ibitira parent body. It is 18 percent plagioclase, the white zones in these photos. The plagioclase has a spherulitic texture, clusters of fine radiating laths, from crystallization from a melt. Here the melt is presumed to be from impact shock.

Fields of view are 3mm (photo 1) and 0.5mm wide.

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NWA 3118
Larry Atkins

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2 pictures in the Queue
Anne Black
 10/24/2014 3:06:25 PM
Thank you John. And Wendy, I see a white and grey cat with a long tail leaping clear across Photo 1.
Jeff Hodges
 10/24/2014 12:56:48 PM
Great job John!
Bernd Pauli
 10/24/2014 10:34:19 AM
John, all thumbs up! Beautiful!
Wendy Swartz
 10/24/2014 8:48:24 AM
Beautiful John! Do you see the black cat with a glowing yellow eye leaping through the image from right to left?
Ray Watts /# 6289
 10/24/2014 5:17:29 AM
Awesome work & description !
christophe urbano
 10/24/2014 4:18:52 AM
Hi john, fantastic pictures !! and i save the color chart.. hope everything's ok for you!! it's not the right place to discuss.. ;-) all the best !!
Shawn Alan IMCA
 10/24/2014 1:14:26 AM
This would make a great poster. Also this was my first meteorite I bought. Thank you for sharing John.


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