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Hammadah al Hamra 237 (Sahara) CH Found 1997

Total known weight 3170g. This is a truly remarkable meteorite - a very rare CH carbonaceous chondrite which is sometimes referred to as a Bencubbinite. Apparently, both terms are acceptable for this particular meteorite.

When looking at a cut section you'd think that you were looking at anything but a carbonaceous chondrite, because the metal content far outweighs all the silicates - in fact, at 70%+ metal, HaH 237 is the most metal rich carbonaceous chondrite yet discovered. Cut sections reveal a wholly metal matrix dotted with many dark silicate inclusions. Rarer than Martian meteorites, this specimen is of extremely high scientific value.



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