L4-6 Chondrite Meteorite Fragment


A large and well-preserved rounded chondrite meteorite fragment. This chondrite was found in Northwest Africa, and falls within the L4-6 type. L type chondrites are the second most common group of meteorites. L chondrites get their name from the low levels of iron found in the meteorite, in comparison to H chondrites, which have a high level.


Date: Circa 500 million years ago
Period: Ordovician Period, Paleozoic Era
Provenance: From a Surrey gentleman's collection (DG), purchased on the London Art Market from an ADA member, formed 1990's onward.
Condition: Excellent. The condrite displays markings and indentations on its surface.


SKU: AF-24 Category: Tag:

Chondrites are stony meteorites, formed as different types of dust and small grains combine. Chondrites are the most abundant meteorite class, constituting over 80% of meteorite falls. These chondrite falls range massively in size: from a singular stone to showers that consist of thousands of stones.

Chondrites are distinguishable by their composition – they are made up of chondrules, which are molten or partially molten droplets. Chondrites are believed to be one of the oldest solid materials in the Solar System – studying them can provide very valuable insights into the formation of our planetary system.

Weight 288 g
Dimensions L 5.5 x W 5.5 cm

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