NWA 073, Early Saharan L6 Chondrite, Micromount



NWA 073 is a meteorite from the early days of the Saharan gold rush, when every new chondrite was interesting and exotic. NWA 073 was originally purchased in August 2000 from a trader in Erfoud Morocco. It is an unremarkable L6 chondrite (brecciated) that is moderately shocked and weathered at S3 and W3. It was analyzed and classified at UCLA by Dr. Alan Rubin. What makes this meteorite interesting for collectors is it's low NWA number and early date of recovery. This meteorite represents the last days of the old meteorite market before the coming NWA flood changed meteorite collecting forever. Back then, nobody could have imagined that we would now have more than 11,000 numbered NWA meteorites.
Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.