Chondrite meteorites are stony (non-metallic) meteorites that formed when various types of dust grains present in the early solar system accumulated to form primitive asteroids, and include organic matter that formed from dying stars. Chondrites are the most common type of meteorite that falls to Earth, representing between 85.7% and 86.2% of all meteorites. This particular specimen came from the NWA-869 (North West Africa) fall in Morocco. It exhibits incredible preservation and amazing detail for its age - chondrites were formed 4.56 billion years ago!
This piece can lead to many interesting questions like whether a meteorite destroyed the dinosaurs or brought life to Earth. This chondrite meteorite is perfect for the dreamers, space enthusiasts and armchair philosophers.
- Dimensions: 98 mm x 91 mm x 5 mm
- Genuine meteorite
- This item includes an information card about the meteorite
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item
- A plastic display stand is included with this item
This meteorite requires special care - due to its high iron content, exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, may cause the meteorite to rust over time. If you polish the meteorite, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.