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Ghubara (Oman) L5, black, xenolithic (stone) Found 1954

This meteorite was found lying on the surface of the desert in 1954. The cut stones are all internally quite fresh, though the crust is weathered with only small traces of fusion crust. The black matrix is superb (!), revealing abundant white chondrules with clasts and bright metal flake. Ghubara is xenolithic - xenoliths are inclusions within the matrix which are unrelated to the host matrix itself. The heating and recrystallisation period of the xenolith also pre-dates the accumulation of the final mass. An extremely interesting but still low priced xenolithic meteorite which should not be underestimated.


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