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This is a small whole stone from a Ureilite meteorite - recently classified and given the name NWA 16411
It was found in North West Africa in 2023

I bought it from Mohammed Ali Loud who had it classified. His name is on the Meteoritical Bulletin as the owner. He is a member of the IMCA and thus it is guaranteed genuine

This is a small whole meteorite and it weighs 1.7 grams and measures 1.5cm across


Ureilites’ are a rare class of primitive meteorites that constitute just a tiny fraction of meteorites on Earth.

It is named after the locality where the first specimen was discovered, the Novo Urei village in Russia.

They consist of silicate rock, mostly olivine and pyroxene, interspersed with less than 10% of carbon (diamond or graphite), metal sulphides and a few fine-grained silicates.
They contain elongated cavities generally stretched in the same direction.
Lack of Chondrules: Unlike many other stony meteorites, ureilites do not contain chondrules, which are small, spherical grains that formed in the early solar system.
Primitive Nature: Ureilites are considered primitive meteorites because their composition closely resembles the material from which the solar system formed.

Ureilites are known as being INCREDIBLY hard meteorites, partly due to the high Graphite content and anyone who has tried to saw one in half can confirm. It is NOT easy!

 You will also receive a signed certificate of authenticity - complete with a sophisticated holographic serial number - and an exclusive free gift - an illustrated A4 meteorite information sheet.
This was written by Mark Ford - Chairman of the BIMS (British And Irish Meteorite Society) and gives a useful overview of meteorites.
( I am also a member of BIMS)
It will offer no revelations to a dedicated meteorite buff, but will be indispensable for a complete novice

I am  proud member 0079 of the GMA - the Global Meteorite Association.
The GMA and its members also believe in expanding the general public’s awareness about and confidence in meteorites, collecting meteorites and the association itself by means of education, outreach and upholding and safeguarding the principles of the organization

I have been buying and selling meteorites and meteorite jewellery for nearly 20 years and am well known, especially for my meteorite jewellery.