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Bouvante

France, Drôme
Found on july 30, 1978
Achondrite, monomict eucrite
Total mass : 8.3 kg

Specimen in collection :
1.22 g slice
6.75 g slice

The meteorite of Bouvante is a monomict eucrite. It is a basaltic rock made of 45% plagioclase, rich in calcium. The high calcium content makes the crust very shiny. Its estimated age is 4.51 billion years and the duration of exposure to cosmic rays (CRE) is 7.1 million years.

Additional information

Provenance

  • 1.22 g : Bruno Fectay > Fabien Kuntz // 6.75 g : Bruno Fectay > Ruben Garcia