uNWA, Unclassified Stony Meteorite Fragments, Micromount

$5.00

Description

Many thousands of unclassified stony meteorites have been recovered in the Saharan Desert in the last 20 years. Many of these meteorites are classified in a lab and given official status by the Meteoritical Society. However, many meteorites are too small, too weathered, or consider too "common" to warrant classification expenses. These unclassified meteorites are easily identified by an experienced eye as being real meteorites, but it is impossible to tell exactly what type without sending it to a lab, so these stones remain unclassified and are sold to collectors. These small fragments offered here were purchased out of Morocco prior to 2009. They are smaller fragments that have broken off from larger meteorites and they are likely to be H or L type chondrites. Low-cost pieces like these are ideal for crafts, outreach, or destructive analysis.

Refer to the photo. The quarter coin is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a lot of several small fragments selected from the larger lot shown. Your specimen will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.