I think slices speak for themselves once the interior has been polished making it much easier to study the inside of these ancient stones from space. NWA 869 is highly sought after for the hodge podge of things that these meteorites contain. As you can see from the photos they are beautiful and would be a great addition to any collector's shelf.
Offer and get a polished slice before they are gone. I have also have Canyon Diablo meteorite specimens and other etched slices that show the interior Widmanstatten pattern so please check out my. I strongly urge you to make your.Best offer and don't give up on the first try. Description: About NWA 869 Meteorite NWA 869 (Northwest Africa 869) NWA 869 meteorites are recovered from a large strewnfield near Tindouf, Algeria. L chondrites are composed mostly of silicate minerals, including olivine, pyroxene and feldspar.
There is a lot of variety to the internal granular structure of these meteorites. 869s are one of the most visually stunning of the North West African stone meteorites with a matrix that varies from rich reddish browns to dark burnt sienna colors. Embedded in the matrix are lots of interesting chondrules and inclusions that give the interior stone a wide variety of colors and shapes.
Lots of neat looking shiny, metallic iron/nickel flake and iron sulfide (troilite) inclusions. These meteorites formed about 4.55 billion years ago as the Solar System was first solidifying into planets and asteroids.
NWA869 (NWA = Northwest Africa) Classification : Chondrite, L5 Location : Tindouf, Algerije First discovered : 1999 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'The Meoritical Society\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'. The item "Meteorites Stony NWA 869 Polished slice 47gms LithoCraft Minerals a Must See" is in sale since Saturday, April 21, 2012. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Meteorites & Tektites". The seller is "littleaglei" and is located in Tempe, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.