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**Although we are currently taking requests, we are unable to ship the reference materials at this time and do not expect shipments to resume for several months.**
The Division of Meteorites offers samples of homogenized powder of Allende (CV3 chondrite) for comparative analytical studies. Splits of 1 g, 5 g, 10 g up to 20 g are available. Please contact Tim McCoy for information on how to request aliquots of Allende powder. The departmental Loan Policy contains additional information on the terms and conditions for receiving material from the Department of Mineral Sciences, including citation requirements for publications.
Jarosewich, E., Clarke, R. S., Jr., and Barrows, J. N. (eds.) (1987). Allende Meteorite Reference Sample. Smithsonian Contributions to the Earth Sciences, 27: 1-49. doi:10.5479/si.00810274.27.1