Moon Rock Pendant, Glass Vial with Genuine Lunar Meteorite

$29.00
Moon Rock Pendant, Glass Vial with Genuine Lunar Meteorite

Description

This unisex pendant contains a genuine sample of our nearest celestial neighbor - the Moon! - NWA 10203 is a lunar meteorite that was recently recovered from a remote area of the Saharan Desert in Morocco. It is a polymict breccia that is highly shocked. I acquired some small fragments from a dealer who sliced up a large piece of this meteorite and used them to make pendants. This pendant is a glass vial that contains a sample of "Moon Rock" (lunar meteorite). 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 10203 :

Northwest Africa 10203 (NWA 10203)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Lunar meteorite

History: Purchased by Aziz Habibi in 2015; reportedly found in near the border between Mauritania and Mali.

Physical characteristics: Twenty-seven identically appearing pieces reportedly found together. Irregular exterior, no fusion crust. A saw cut reveals a polymict breccia with numerous fragmental light and dark clasts.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This polymict breccia has at least four distinct lithologies. 1) unbrecciated olivine gabbro with zoned clinopyroxene (~75%), acicular, plumose plagioclase (~15%), olivine (~5%), and minor titanomagnetite; 2) fragmental anorthositic gabbro breccia with ~75% plagioclase; 3) fragmental gabbroic breccia with approximately equal proportions of plagioclase, pyroxene and olivine; 4) shock melt veins and pools, some of which are vesicular. Accessory FeNi-metal, silica, ilmenite, troilite, chromite, and phosphate were observed in the fragmental breccias.

Classification: Lunar (polymict breccia)