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A nice end cut of Chelyabinsk IMB (Impact Melt Breccia). The material of this meteorite has been crystallized from a melt. This melt is the primary evidence of an enormous impact event that took place on the former asteroid which became the Chelyabinsk meteorite. The meteorite comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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Name Chelyabinsk IMB end cut 11.4 g Meteorite type Stony meteorite LL5
Fall date Feb 15, 2013 Total known weight 100 kg
Fall region Chelyabinskaya oblast Chemical composition Olivine Fa27.9±0.35, orthopyroxene Fs22.8±0.8, Wo1.30±0.26, feldspar Ab86
Weathering grade W0 Shock stage S4
Weight 11.4 grams Size 35 mm x 26 mm x 12 mm
Item number 34

Chelyabinsk IMB end cut 11.4 g
Chelyabinsk IMB end cut 11.4 g
Chelyabinsk IMB end cut 11.4 g
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