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12.1g Unclassified HED Meteorite | Beautiful Meteorite Fragment with Fresh Crust

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  • $ 242.00


On Offer: 12.1g fragment of an unclassified HED achondrite meteorite (very likely a diogenite) with some crust
Type: Unclassified HED
Parent Body: Vesta or Vestoid
Description: 12.1 gram fragment of an amazing unclassified HED (very likely a diogenite) with extensive green pyroxene crystals and black chromite crystals dispersed throughout the meteorite and some fusion crust.
The HED Meteorites: The HED meteorite group is so named for the three types of meteorites that comprise the group; Howardite, Eucrite and Diogenite. The Eucrite and Diogenite are distinct meteorites, while the Howardite is a mix of the Eucrite and Diogenite lithologies. The HEDs are differentiated achondritic meteorites previously thought to originate from Vesta, but now leading researchers are starting to think they originated from a Vesta-like asteroid (not Vesta itself) that was destroyed long ago. This is because we also find iron meteorites with similar isotopic genetics as the HED, leading researchers to conclude the HED meteorites come from a large Vestan-like body that was in a large enough collision to also liberate pat or all of its metal core.
What you get: 12.1g unclassified meteorite specimen as shown, membrane storage/display box, & signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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