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NWA 13366 is an incredibly rare Martian meteorite. Only four Peridotitic Shergottites are recognized, and NWA 13366 is one of them! Shergottites contain 0-15% olivine, but the Peridotitic Shergottites contain 50-60% olivine. NWA 13366 contains 60% olivine! Besides being extremely rare, Peridotitic Shergottites are important because they present additional evidence that the accretion of Mars did not produce a homogenous liquid mantle as occurred with the accretion of Earth. Instead, the Peridotitic Shergottites provide more evidence that the accretion of Mars produced a heterogeneous semi-liquid mantle with multiple zones containing many different mineral mixtures.
3.15 gram partial slice; 33mm x 27mm x1.5mm: $2,475
These Moon Dust display boxes contain genuine moon dust from the cutting of Lunar Meteorite NWA12593. The Moon Dust is securely preserved in a plastic container inside each display box.
Each display box contains 250mg of NWA 12593 lunar meteorite dust displayed in a black plastic glass top display box. These displays make wonderful gifts and come packed in a silver foil gift box.
NWA 482 is an extremely rare lunar meteorite because it contains only highland anorthosite crust minerals! It contains absolutely no detectable basalt minerals! The darker colored areas are impact melted plagioclase. The mineralogy of this meteorite strongly suggests its origin was on the Moon's far side and from very deep in the lunar crust. This meteorite contains only deep anorthosite crust minerals that have been melted and remelted by countless impacts over billions of years. Fusion crust is visible on the angled edge of this specimen. NWA 482 is totally unique among all the known lunar meteorites by containing only original lunar crust materials.
0.38 gram partial slice; 9mm x 14mm x 1.5mm: $1,675
NWA 13974 is a typical example of what one should expect to find while exploring on the near-side lunar surface in the vicinity of any large mare region. This Moon rock shows the result of thousands of close by impact events which pulverized the regolith, and in many cases melted some of the small pieces together with the tremendous heat generated by those impacts. This area would have been constantly impacted, pulverized, and re-melted again and again. With a small hand lens, one can easily see a dozen or more greenish olivine clasts plus more than a half dozen white anorthosite clasts that are remarkably still visible within a mostly melted dark basalt matrix.
1.51 gram complete slice; 16mm x 22mm x 2mm: $370
NWA 8682 is an absolute joy to examine with a simple magnifying glass! It is officially a feldspathic breccia, but it could be classified as a regolith breccia because almost all the clasts it contains are themselves breccias. The obvious 4mm white anorthosite clast contains gray olivine and black pyroxene clasts within it. Several smaller anorthosite clasts with olivine and pyroxene clasts within them are very easy to see with a magnifying glass. A magnifying glass also reveals at least a dozen 0.5-1mm olivine clasts containing pyroxene clasts within them. A large number of clasts that are actually breccias within a breccia definitely indicates an origin very near the surface of the Moon.
0.42g partial slice; 10mm x 15mm x 1.5mm: $725
We still have a supply of Mars Rock Martian Meteorites for sale on our website.These quality martian meteorite display boxes make nice additions to your meteorite collections as well as wonderful and unique gift items. Each display box contains a genuine specimen of Mars Meteorite.
View our Moon Rock Lunar Meteorites for sale on our website. These quality lunar meteorite display boxes make nice additions to your meteorite collections as well as wonderful and unique gift items. Each display box contains a genuine specimen of Moon Meteorite.
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