In the year 2000, a 2,211 lbs. meteorite was discovered near Fukang, a city located in the NW region of Xinjiang, China. Named the ‘Fukang meteorite‘, it was identified as a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite, with striking olivine crystals throughout.
Northwest Africa 6067 Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict) The meteorite is a fresh polymict breccia composed of eucrite clasts, melt clast with different quenching textures and mineral fragments embedded in fine grained matrix. Mineral phases are exsolved pyroxene, calcic plagioclase and sparse grains of diogenitic orthopyroxene. Accessories include silica polymorph, ilmenite, chromite, and troilite.
NWA 6077 UNGROUPED ACHONDRITE METEORITE. POSSIBLY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT METEORITE DISCOVERIES. THIS METEORITE COMES FROM A TIME WHEN EARTH WAS A PRIMORDIAL BALL OF MOLTEN ROCK. OXYGEN ISOTOPES SUGGEST THIS ROCK WAS JETTISONED FROM THE SURFACE, MOST LIKELY FROM A IMPACT EVENT, DURING THE EARLY EVOLUTIONARY STAGES OF OUR PLANET'S FORMATION. BILLIONS OF YEARS LATER CRASHING DOWN TO HOME, THIS METEORITE MAY BE THE ONLY SURVIVING ANCESTOR OF EARTH.
NWA 8362 HED ACHONDRITE HOWARDITE METEORITE PART SLICE VISIBLE METAL AND DIOGENITIC INCLUSIONS REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF ASTEROID VESTA HOWARDITES ARE FROM DEEP WITHIN THE ASTEROID
Complete mass of NWA 4932. Achondrite (lunar, feldsparthic breccia)
NWA 8409 5.48 grams. Achondrite-ung Meteorite Picture of the Day from Tucson Meteorites
NWA 011 group, paired with NWA 2400, 2976, 4587 Achondrite-ung Meteorite Picture of the Day from Tucson Meteorites
Northwest Africa 7325 The first meteorite from Mercury? A greenish achondrite meteorite that fell in Morocco last year may be the first ever to be found from the solar system's innermost planet. Fragments weighing 345 grams were recovered and purchased by meteorite dealer Stefan Ralew, who sent samples for analysis by Anthony Irving, a specialist in planetary meteorites at the university of Washington.
NWA 8675 HED Ecurite Achondrite Meteorite from asteroid Vesta