[meteorite-list] AD-NWA 6719 LL4 breccia, Oum Dreyga

From: Gary Fujihara <fujmon_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 10:31:42 -1000
Message-ID: <EEE07221-BEDD-45E6-8A53-38069A9B4B64_at_mac.com>


The Big Kahuna would like to announce NWA 6719 LL4 breccia (S2, W1). A single fresh 135g fusion crusted stone was found in North West Africa in 2011, and purchased out of Erfoud, Morocco in February 22, 2011. The stone was cut on a wire saw by Montana Meteorite Laboratory, and a sample submitted to Dr Tony Irving for analysis toward classification. The stone was found to be a fragmental genomict breccia consisting of angular chondrite clasts (up to 1 cm across) in a finer matrix of related material. Large, well-formed chondrules occur both within clasts and in the matrix. One metachondrite clast with a completely recrystallized texture was found. Olivine (Fa29.4-30.0), orthopyroxene (Fs24.1-24.2Wo1.8-1.7), clinopyroxene (Fs8.3-10.3Wo45.3-43.6), sodic plagioclase, altered kamacite, chromite, chlorapatite, troilite and taenite. Pictures and prices of slices and endcuts of this meteorite can be seen here:


Oum Dreyga (Amgala) is available, obtained from a Moroccan soldier in Bojdour who has kept it in his possession since 2003, when it was observed to fall October 16 on the Gour Lafkah Mountains south of Zbayra. Most of these complete individuals were recovered before the rains and exhibit very little to no oxidation on their fresh fusion crusts. Some larger broken fragments will be cut and slices will be offered later.


Big Kahuna's regular weekly ebay auctions will end this Saturday, June 4, starting at 8:00 am Pacific / 11:00am Eastern / 4:00pm London / 6:00pm Helsinki / 11:00pm Singapore. Some of the items on the block are:

NWA 6169 L3.3 13.28g killer slice - http://tinyurl.com/3ghv3eq
NWA 6422 L3.5 10.33g slice in case - http://tinyurl.com/3whbt6c
Homestead L5 3.97g polished slice - http://tinyurl.com/454yfmr
NWA 2086 CV3 4.23g Fishy endcut - http://tinyurl.com/3w3bxp4
NWA 6576 Pal 2.57g polished endcut - http://tinyurl.com/3uppwut
Seymchan Pal 7.08g Polish/etch slice - http://tinyurl.com/3mye8q4
Henbury IIIAB 42.15g Last Collection - http://tinyurl.com/3spoosa
Whitecourt IIIAB 3.15g Cleaned - http://tinyurl.com/43kjlte
Gebel Kamil coin w/ Free shipping - http://tinyurl.com/3zmoh9h


Mahalo and have a great day!

Gary Fujihara
Big Kahuna Meteorites (IMCA#1693)
105 Puhili Place, Hilo, Hawai'i 96720
(808) 640-9161
Received on Wed 01 Jun 2011 04:31:42 PM PDT

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