NWA 5930 CV3

NWA 5930 CV3 is interesting for the variety of chondrules, including non-textbook chondrules, it contains. Some are misshapen, several are rather large and relict grains are common. The textural contrasts are remarkable.

A complex chondrule 2.5mm in diameter. NWA 5930 CV3

Relict grain (green). NWA 5930 CV3

A fine-grained aggregate. NWA 5930 CV3

The blue relict grain is a barred olivine fragment. NWA 5930 CV3

NWA 5930 CV3

NWA 5930 CV3

NWA 5930 CV3

NWA 5930 CV3

Porphyritic pyroxene chondrule with poikilitic olivine inclusions. NWA 5930 CV3

Chondrule is 2.7mm in diameter. NWA 5930 CV3

Contrasting textures. NWA 5930 CV3

Relict grains in a 2.5mm diameter chondrule. NWA 5930 CV3

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John Kashuba
John is a natural history enthusiast living in Oregon.
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