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Mars Rock Pendant, Glass Vial with Genuine Martian Meteorite

$29.00

This unisex pendant contains a genuine sample of the planet Mars! - this Martian meteorite was recovered from a remote area of the Saharan Desert in Morocco. It is a shergottite (NWA 13227) and whose chemical signatures match the NASA Pathfinder rover data. The pendant has a 2mm hole and is ready to hang on a necklace of your choice - chain not included. The metal bail is sterling silver plated.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a pendant like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on NWA 13227 -

Northwest Africa 13227 (NWA 13227)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Nov

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Purchased by Mark Lyon in November 2019 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Coarse grained (gabbroic) assemblage of zoned clinopyroxene (up to 3.5 mm), olivine (some as inclusions in clinopyroxene) and curvilinear, lath-like maskelynite (~15 vol.%), together with accessory Mg-ilmenite, Cr-ulvöspinel, pyrrhotite, baddeleyite, merrillite and chlorapatite. Minor veinlets of secondary calcite are present.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa35.5-51.6, FeO/MnO = 50-55, N = 11), pigeonite cores (Fs25.6-28.2Wo5.2-9.3, FeO/MnO = 28-33, N = 6), subcalcic augite rims (Fs21.5-21.6Wo31.3-31.8; Fs28.0Wo26.9; FeO/MnO = 27-30, N = 3), pigeonite rims (Fs34.6-36.6Wo12.3-15.7, FeO/MnO = 30-33, N = 3), maskelynite (An51.7-57.1Or1.8-2.8, N = 4).

Classification: Shergottite (olivine gabbroic).