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EL AROUSS
(Provisional Working Name)

L- IMB

Caillou Noir efforts raised 10 new individuals of this meteorite for a weight + 15 kg. A 4208 g individual showing evidence of highly shocked impact melt islands, was chosen to be sliced into big & thin slices. In 2 full days the 4208 g mass was reduced to 12 slices and a big 1982 g end cut.

The interest of an Impact Melt Breccia is to find many lithologies in the same slice. The more the brecciation the better the interest , but consequently the higher the price.

Poorly brecciated ( L - IMB) have been sold in the past years from $ 28 per g. Caillou Noir offers wonderful slices and endcuts highly brecciated at the incredible starting price of $3/g for the large ones up to $6/g for the smaller ones.

Such Impact Melt Brecciated slices never touched the Internet market. Today Caillou Noir is proud to offer for the scientific and collectors community part of the limited serie of 12 big slices of the best individual of the El Arouss meteorite, and some more. Rare L - IMB slices are offered at $10/g on the Internet market, are available. Caillou Noir proposes big slices of El Arouss L - IMB from $3 to $4/g depending thickness of the slice. Most are in the 10 cm large range. Look too at the thickness of our slices: Caillou Noir offers a very interesting surface / weight ratio.

Nice small endcut

weight: 1.5g
dim: ~ 18*16*7 mm
ref. ER 001
$ 9.00

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Nice small endcut with a big metal vein and vesiculated cavities

weight: 2.4g
dim: ~ 23*17*5 mm
ref. ER 002
VENDUE / SOLD

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Nice part slice with vesiculated cavities

weight: 6.3 g
dim: 39*30*2.5 mm
ref. ER 003
$ 39.00

Nice part slice with vesiculated cavities

weight: 6.8 g
dim: 36*29*2 mm
ref. ER 004
VENDUE / SOLD

Nice part slice with vesiculated cavities and metal veins

weight: 9.6 g
dim: 50*21*4 mm
ref. ER 005
$ 48.00 ON HOLD

Full slice with vesiculated cavities, very rich in metal flakes

weight: 10.4 g
dim: 35*33*3 mm
ref. ER 006
$ 52.00

Full slice with vesiculated cavities, very rich in metal flakes

weight: 11.2 g
dim: 32*31*3 mm
ref. ER 007
VENDUE / SOLD

Nice part slice with vesiculated cavities and beautiful big chondrules. Rich in metal flakes.

weight: 11.9 g
dim: 51*30*2.5 mm
ref. ER 008
VENDUE / SOLD

GORGEOUS ENDCUT, with metal melt pockets, silicated melt islands & vesiculated cavities

weight: 16.8 g
dim: 36*27*13 mm
ref. ER 009
VENDUE / SOLD

Nice endcut , with vesiculated cavities and great chondrules

weight: 20.8 g
dim: 28*27*16 mm
ref. ER 010
$ 104.00

Nice endcut , with vesiculated cavities and great chondrules

weight: 28.0 g
dim: 62*35*12 mm
ref. ER 011
$ 112.00

Nice endcut , with vesiculated cavities and fusion crust

weight: 63.1 g
dim: 56*34*21 mm
ref. ER 012
$ 189.00

Full slice very rich in metal flakes

weight: 46.4 g
dim: 60*43*7 mm
ref. ER 013
$ 140.00

Beautiful part slice with metal melt pockets & metal veins, silicated melt islands & vesiculated cavities

weight: 48.9 g
dim: 50*47*9 mm
ref. ER 014
VENDUE / SOLD

Nice cut individual. Metal flakes on the cut section seem to be oriented

weight: 68.8 g
dim: 42*29*28 mm
ref. ER 015
$ 206.00

SPLENDID FULL SLICE with metal melt pockets & metal veins, silicated melt islands & vesiculated cavities. Note the huge cavity and metal flake on one side!

weight: 71.4 g
dim: 92*62*5 mm
ref. ER 016
VENDUE / SOLD

Nice cut individual rich in metal flakes

weight: 81.4 g
dim: 38*35*33 mm
ref. ER 017
$ 244.00

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS CUT INDIVIDUAL, with metal melt pockets, silicated melt islands & a vesiculated cavity visible on the cut section. Half of the individual was melt by the shock between the parent bodies, which can be seen even on the surface of the meteorite. This cut individual is OUTSTANDING!

weight: 143.0 g
dim: 50*40*32 mm
ref. ER 018
(see ref. ER 009 for the other part)
$ 860.00

HUGE SPLENDID FULL SLICE with metal melt pockets & metal veins, silicated melt islands & vesiculated cavities. Note the superb metal veins!
This slice was cut from the 4208 g individual.

weight: 219.1 g
dim: 115*115*7 mm
ref. ER 019
VENDUE / SOLD

HUGE SPLENDID FULL SLICE with metal melt pockets & metal veins, silicated melt islands & vesiculated cavities. Note the 'stream' of silicated melt material!
This slice was cut from the 4208 g individual.

weight: 237.4 g
dim: 112*103*7 mm
ref. ER 020
VENDUE / SOLD

HUGE SPLENDID PART SLICE with silicated melt area & vesiculated cavities.
This slice was cut from the 4208 g individual.

weight: 280.2 g
dim: 142*115*7 mm
ref. ER 021
VENDUE / SOLD

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