This rare meteorite was found
in Northwest Africa (Algeria or Morocco) in 2004. I bought it at the
Munich show in October 2004 from a Moroccan dealer. It is an Olivine Diogenite,
one of the rarest types in the world! The total weight
of this meteorite was only 244 grams.
Here is the exact write-up
as given to me by the classifying scientists:
Yellowish-green to brown, friable olivine diogenite. with orthopyroxene
grains up to 21 mm in size; rare olivine grains. Unzoned olivine, Fa28.0;
FeO/MgO = 44; orthopyroxene, Fs23.4Wo1.5; FeO/MnO = 24.9; chromite,
87; mg# = 19.4. Also contains minor metal (Ni = 0.29 wt %; Co = 0.59
and troilite. No plagioclase was observed. Shock level is S2-3; lightly
moderately weathered. Likely paired with NWA 1877.
This is one rare little