AIN BEIDA
(Sahara)

The white meteorite, a fresh find without crust !

LL 6 W0/1 S2*
TKW 754 g
Found feb 2003
classified, publication submitted..


Left: Half individual 456 g t 82 mm * 59 * 56 mm Right, 3 slices and 2 cuts.
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This is a very rare meteorite: no crust on its surface althought it is a WO/1 meaning it is not weathered. Classifed LL6 (or LL5 according an american expert ), with moderate shock stage ( S2) , Ain Beida is a remarquable meteorite only 745 g of it are available. We have cut 4 full slices, one have been given for analyse. When Michele Bourot denise saw it she asked to keep it intact for display: I will be sad to cut it she said: I decided to slice the end cut into 3 parts and send one to her.
Ain Beida
is the name given by natives to the place where this meteorite was discovered.

Type specimen; MNHN Paris: full slice ( 25.6 g) and an end cut (3 g) was send to MNHNP for analyses on march 2003.
(* Michele Bourot Denise, personnal communication. )

Type
weight (g)
ref
dimensions
mm
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Price
Convert into $, £ or other.
Slice
20.21
AIN BEIDA 2021
77*51*2.2
249 Euros
Slice
31.08
AIN BEIDA 3108
81*61*3
329 Euros
Slice
39.18
AIN BEIDA 3918
79*55*4
399 Euros HOLD
End Cut
89.32
AIN BEIDA 8932
53*44*27
599 Euros
End Cut
22.73
AIN BEIDA 2273
40*28*17
259 Euros

Remaining main mass 456 g still available, consult us


internal texture, dark chondrule 2.5 mm across
photo 25 mm large.
natural sunlight
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© Caillou Noir 2003/2004