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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


Close-up photograph (1:1) of the Mezo-Madaras meteorite (USNM 4838)
Photo by Chip Clark. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number USNM 4838
Meteorite Type L3
Locality Romania

From the exhibit

Chondrites are mixtures of many kinds of particles. The most distinctive ones are chondrules the millimeter sized spheres in Allende and Mezö Madaras. Allende also contains irregularly shaped white inclusions that contrast with its dark background of olivine and pyroxene dust.


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