NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite

NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
Scientists are very excited about these specimens because they exhibit unique textural characteristics not previously found in any other known meteorites! The material must have been heated to a point where it became "plasticized" and mixed, presumably in the deep interior (mantle) of the NWA 5480 parent body (presumably Vesta-related). By analogy with deformed olivine-orthopyroxene-rich samples of the Earth's mantle (known as harzburgites), it appears likely that temperatures were high enough that NWA 5480 represents a solid residue after partial melting to produce molten magma, which presumably ascended towards the surface of the parent body. The "swirl" texture that can be seen on the interior and exterior graphically displays the flowing and mixing of the olivine and orthopyroxene grains, with intermingled chromite crystals.

Meteoritical Bulletin entry for NWA 5480:
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NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
87.9g End Cut
62mm x 58mm x 20mm
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NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
37.7g Part Slice
57mm x 50mm x 5mm
$679.00
NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
36.0g Part Slice
97mm x 52mm x 2mm
$648.00
NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
34.2g End Cut
55mm x 30mm x 12mm
$615.00
NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
24.2g End Cut
50mm x 38mm x 8mm
$435.00
NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
20.3g Part Slice
77mm x 57mm x 2mm
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13.4g Part Slice
68mm x 57mm x 2mm
$241.00
NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
9.4g Part Slice
29mm x 20mm x 5mm
$169.00
NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
8.3g End Cut
30mm x 23mm x 7mm
$149.00
NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
150.7g Individual
66mm x 45mm x 32mm
$2,695.00
NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
265g Individual
82mm x 40mm x 40mm
$4,770.00
NWA 5480 Olivine Diogenite Meteorite
298g Individual
80mm x 55mm x 50mm
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