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18.11g HED Achondrite Meteorite | Amazing Howardite Slice

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  • $ 365.00


 

On Offer: 18.11g slice of an *HED achondrite howardite meteorite.
Dimensions: 72 mm x 57 mm x 1 mm
Type: Unclassified HED
Description: 18.11 gram complete slice of an amazing unclassified HED howardite with a mix of approximately 65% eucritic material and 35% diogenitic material. This slice was cut from an approximately 800g meteorite with fresh black fusion crust. This fusion crust can be seen on the outer edge of the slice. 
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: 18.11g unclassified meteorite slice as shown, & signed Certificate of Authenticity that will indicate it has not been officially classified.
We offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy.


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