Photos of Meteorites in the
Washington University Collection

Our Department does not have an extensive collection of meteorites. Below are photos of some larger or unusual meteorites that are in the collection or that we have classified and are now at other institutions. All photos by Randy Korotev.

 
Polished sliced of Seminole (f) (H5 chondrite)


Broken face of a piece of Jilin (H5 chondrite)




Three views of MacAlpine Hills 88108 (H5 chondrite). On loan from the Smithsonian Institution

 
Several metal grains and chondrules are evident on this slice of Dawn (a) (H6 chondrite)


One of many pieces of Northwest Africa 869 (L3-6 chondrite)


Facing slices of Harper Dry Lake 036 (L6 chondrite)


Several metal grains and chondrules are evident on this slice of Northwest Africa 1839 (L7 chondrite)




Murchison (CM2 chondrite) Millimeter ticks for scale



Two sides of an endcut of Allende (CV3 chondrite)



Two views of a slice of Northwest Africa 2788 (primitive achondrite)



Graves Nunataks 06128 (top) 06129 (bottom) (ungrouped achondrite)




Three views of Northwest Africa 7496 (polymict eucrite)


Sawn face of Northwest Africa 7496 (polymict eucrite)


Slice of Dhofar 007 (cumulate eucrite)



Two slices of Sayh al Uhaymir 562 (cumulate eucrite)


Fusion crust on Northwest Africa 6072 (granulitic eucrite)


Desert varnish on broken face of Northwest Africa 6072 (granulitic eucrite)


Broken face of Northwest Africa 6072 (granulitic eucrite)


Fusion crust on Northwest Africa 6073 (howardite)



Slices on Northwest Africa 6073 (howardite)



Slices of Northwest Africa 6074 (polymict diogenite)


Polished slice of Northwest Africa 2999 (angrite)

 


Prepared by
: Randy L. Korotev
 
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Please don't contact me about the meteorite you think you've found until you read this and this.


e-mail
korotev@wustl.edu

Last revised: 12-October-2018