NWA 7716, Uncut Pallasite Meteorite Nugget


NWA 7716 is a pallasite that was first recovered out of the Saharan Desert of Morocco in 2012. It was analyzed and classified as a pallasite meteorite that is weathered with fresher olivines. The original find consisted of many small individuals (nuggets).

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing ONE (1) nugget selected from the larger lot shown. Each nugget weighs approx. 1/2 to 1 gram. You will receive the largest remaining specimen(s). Your purchase will include an ID label and gemjar.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on NWA 7716 :

Northwest Africa 7716 (NWA 7716)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Jan

Classification: Pallasite

History: Purchased by John Higgins in January 2012 from a dealer in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: A group of 40 small weathered stones.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) This extensively weathered specimen now consists of fragments of fresh olivine (with rare troilite inclusions) cross-cut by veinlets of iron hydroxides containing some remnant kamacite and taenite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa13.7±0.1, n = 3; FeO/MnO = 39-42).

Classification: Pallasite.