This meteorite from Northwest Africa has a provisional classification of LL3.5, S1, W3 and was purchased in July 2008 from a dealer in Morocco. NWA 5437 has a low total known weight (TKW) of 4911 grams.
General information regarding this meteorite:
LL classification is for the low-iron, low metal group of ordinary chondrites. These typically have fairly large chondrules.
Type 3 meteorites reflect abundant well defined chondrules with minimal modification. They represent some of the earliest material formed in the early stages of the solar system. Type 3 meteorites are graded on a scale of 3.0 to 3.9 based on the degree of alteration. Meteorites with this classification typically display colorful chondrules and interesting inclusions.
S1 reflects the lowest shock rating and indicates a low degree of impacts on the parent body.
W3 reflects moderate weathering on a scale from W0 to W6.
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A very affordable specimen and will make a great addition to your collection.This item is offered with a low starting bid and no reserve!!!
Overall dimensions measured at widest points:29mm x 22mm x 9mm.
This meteorite is guaranteed to be authentic!!
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