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NEW Nuevo Laredo Trend Eucrite For Sale / Dhofar XXXX

EXTREMELY RARE, Nuevo Larado Trend Eucrite from the Dhofar region of Oman. This is one of the most unusual and beautiful Eucrites that we have seen, with a striking appearance, full of multicolored clasts! This exceptional meteorite looks more like a lunaite than a eucrite! The provisional name of this unique achondrite is 'Dhofar XXXX'! The total known weight of this spectacular new Achondrite is only 651 grams, and it is not likely that there will be more coming out of this region. The following specimens have been expertly prepared. They are all cut extremely thin (~1mm) in order to provide the maximum display area to weight ratios, and they have been nicely polished on one side. This is some of the nicest, most attractive Nuevo Laredo trend material to come along in years, and it may be the last. Don't miss out on adding some of this lovely new Achondrite to your collection! The following specimens are available:

Incredible, 1.647 gram Full Slice! Price: ONLY $499.95! NEW!

Enormous, 2.607 gram Full Slice! Price: $699.95 NEW!

Superb, 1.765 gram full slice! Price: $529.95 NEW!

Lovely, 0.924 gram full slice! Price: $299.95 SOLD!

Beautiful 1.600 gram Full Slice! Price: $479.95

Provisional Classification Data
Dhofar province, Oman
Find 10/03/2002
Achondrite (polymict eucrite).

History: Meteorite stones scattered in an area of 4 km2, were found in the desert of Oman in 2002. Several additional pieces were collected 1 km SW of the main strewn field in February 2002.

Physical characteristics: The total weight of 27 pieces is 651 g. The stones are dark green without fusion crust. Petrography: (Lorenz C. and Nazarov M., Vernad): The meteorite is a polymict breccia consisting of lithic fragments and mineral clasts, embedded into a fine-grained clastic matrix. Melt pockets and glass veins occur in the breccia. The lithic fragments are mostly fine- and medium-grained pyroxene-plagioclase rocks of porphyritic, gabbroic, minor poikilitic and granular textures. The exsolution texture of inverted pigeonite is disturbed by shock. The pyroxenes show mosaicism. Plagioclase is partially isotropic. Minor phases are olivine, ilmenite, spinel, silica calcium phosphate, troilite and FeNi metal. Geochemistry: (Kononkova N., Vernad., EMP): major phases: orthopyroxene: En35.6Wo3.3 (Fe/Mn=33); clinopyroxene En29.8Wo40.5 (Fe/Mn=33); feldspar An89.2Ab10.4; olivine Fa79.2 (Fe/Mn=48). Spinel is represented by Al-Ti-chromite. Bulk chemistry (wt%) (Roshchina I., Vernad., RFA): SiO2 52,48, TiO2 0,690, Al2O3 11,01, Cr2O3 0,19, FeO 18,15, MnO 0,490, MgO 5,32, CaO 10,81, Na2O 0,84, K2O 0,113. (Lorenz A., Vernad., INAA): ppm La 4.45, Ce 10.0, Nd 5.78, Sm 1.75, Eu 0.33, Tb 0.44, Yb 1.72, Lu 0.30, Sr 415, Ba 640, Sc 31.8, Ni 190, Co 7.34. Oxygen isotopes composition (Franchi I., OU): d17O=1.848 � d18O=3.963 �.

Classification: This meteorite is a moderately shocked weathered polymict eucrite that belongs to the Nuevo-Laredo group.
Specimens: A total of 89 g of sample and one thin section are on deposit at Vernadsky Institute.
An anonymous collector holds the main mass.

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