NWA 2949, Early Vestan Shocked Eucrite, Micromount


NWA 2949 is an meteorite from the early-to-middle period of the Saharan Gold Rush. It was recovered prior to 2005 and was acquired from a Moroccan dealer in Erfoud Morocco. It was classified by Dr. Ted Bunch at NAU and was determined to be a moderately-shocked and lightly-weathered eucrite (achondrite) that originated from asteroid Vesta. This is one of those earlier obscure NWA localities that is rarely seen on the collector market. These lower numbered NWA meteorites were introduced onto the market over a decade ago and they were long ago absorbed into collections. They only reappear on the market when a collector sells a specimen, or a dealer releases old stocks. In this case, I acquired some early NWA's from an old collection and am offering some of them to my collector friends.

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