Chondrite Meteorite Specimens
These small Chondrite Meteorite specimens are found primarily in North Africa.
These are classified as ‘Common Chondrite’ meteorites, a relatively common find which is not typically considered of scientific importance.
You may notice that these meteorites are a flat brown colour. Chondrite meteorites are differentiated from other types by their chemical composition.
There are three different classifications of Chondrite, but these are class L – meaning “low iron”. They have far less Iron content than some, only 7-11% by mass. This gives them a less interesting appearance than most Iron-Nickel meteorites.
Please note, unlike most of our meteorites, you will not receive the exact specimen in the photographs.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade – but some photographs are still on their way!
We do occasionally sell a few other Meteorite pieces, over at our Meteorite page!
For further reading on these type of meteorites, have a look at the Wikipedia entry.