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John Kashuba

John Kashuba

John is a natural history enthusiast living in Oregon.

Symplectites in Nakhla

The Nakhla meteorite fell in the Nile delta the morning of June 28, 1911. Nakhlites are igneous rocks formed in flows or intrusions on Mars....

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D’Orbigny angrite

Alcide d’Orbigny was a French naturalist who explored South America from 1826 to 1833. The 16.55kg meteorite was found near the Argentine settlement that bears...

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NWA 12692 LL3.00 S3 W2

The 3.00 designation is assigned to chondrites that have experienced the least amount of metamorphism. Few are recognized. In September 2021 there are ten. The...

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New Raymer LL4 Opaques

New Raymer is a metamorphic type 4 so we wouldn’t expect to see dark matrix and sharply defined chondrules. Still, there are opaque areas that...

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Aba Panu L3

The silicates in Aba Panu have been strongly shocked so it is not a particularly pretty meteorite under the microscope in transmitted light, in spite...

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A Eucrite with Chondrules

Northwest Africa 10674 was purchased by Marc Jost as four pieces totaling 1,193 grams. It was classified by Irving and Kuehner as a polymict eucrite...

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A Glassy Chondrule in NWA 2833

Northwest Africa 2833 was a single 2,112 gram stone purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in 2005. It was classified as an L3.8 ordinary chondrite, S2, W3...

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Erg Chech 002 Achondrite-ung

Erg Chech 002 Achondrite-ung was found in the sand dunes of southwest Algeria in May 2020. Stones range in size from pebbles to a few...

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NWA 8781 C-ungr

Northwest Africa 8781 C-ungr weighs 380 grams between several stones found together near Foum Zguid, Morocco, in July 2014. I find the reasoning for its...

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Ozerki L6 IMB

Ozerki fell June 21, 2018 in Lipetsk oblast, European Russia, about 240 miles south of Moscow. More than a hundred stones were found totaling over...

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