NWA 3117, Rare Early Saharan Howardite, Slice, .128g


NWA 3117 is a single stone meteorite find that was first recovered out of the Saharan Desert of Morocco in 2003. It was one small stone that weighed 234 grams before cutting and classification. It was analyzed by Dr. Ted Bunch at Northern Arizona University and classified as a howardite achondrite from the asteroid Vesta. This meteorite was quickly absorbed into collection many years ago and is rarely seen on the collector market now.

The specimen being offered here is a tiny part slice with a good surface area for the weight. It weighs .128g (128mg). This piece shows nice detail on a very small scale and would be ideal for microscope study. It has a flat, smooth surface.

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