Monze, 1950 Zambia Witnessed Fall, Thick Slice with Crust, 2.3g

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The Monze meteorite was recovered from the tribal lands of Zambia on October 05, 1950. It appeared in the sky as a brilliant fireball, followed by several thundering explosions. The commotion caused quite a stir amongst the local villagers and it was brought to the attention of the tribal chief and then the government officials. A sample was taken for analysis and it proved to be a L6 chondrite. Specimens of this old fall are rarely seen on the collector market.

The specimen offered here is a professionally-prepared slice. It has 3 cut faces. One of the cut faces is polished and shows glittering metal flecks. A prominent black shock vein runs through two the faces. There is a patch of fresh black fusion crust on one end. It weighs approx. 2.3 grams.

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