Lunar Meteorite Pendant
This is a stunning and intriguing piece of jewellery! It is made with a sample of genuine Lunar meteorite dust.
Lunar Meteorite NWA 4881. This is a wonderful and intriguing Lunar meteorite pendant is made with a sample of genuine moon meteorite dust, meaning it was once part of the surface of the Moon!
We all feel close to the Moon as it isso often visible out of the window, but this doesn’t compare to the chance to actually wear a piece of the Moon! The sample itself is dust collected while cutting a Lunar meteorite.
The meteorite was sourced from one of the most respected collectors of planetary meteorites in the world. The meteorites used have been analysed by a top laboratory and given an official meteorite number.
About Your Moondust:
Designation: North West Africa 4881
History: Found in 2005 and confirmed as Achondrite (lunar, granulit
A single, broken, irregular conical stone (606g) partially cover
ed by translucent, pale greenish fusion crust and with a pale gray-brown interior (Fig. 2).
Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fine-grained recrystallized breccia composed of larger plagioclase grains (converted partially to maskelynite) poikilitically enclosing very small grains (mostly 30-80 microns) of low-Ca pyroxenes, olivine, Ti-chromite, ilmenite, troilite and metal.
Mineral Compositions and Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa40.4-58.8, FeO/MnO = 91-100), plagioclase (An96.1-98Or<0.1), pigeonite (Fs32.0-64.5Wo9.5-13.1, FeO/ MnO = 5
Classification: Achondrite (lunar, granulitic breccia). This stone is paired with NWA 3163 (Irving et al. 2006) and NWA 4483; in combination these specimens evidently represent naturally broken pieces from a crusted lunar meteorite weighing at least 2448g. Specimens: A total of 20g of sample and one polished mount are on deposit at UWS.
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Martian Meteorite Pendant
Designation: NWA 4925
Mars Meteorite NWA 4925. This is a wonderful and intriguing Martian meteorite pendant is made with a sample of genuine Mars meteorite dust, meaning it was once part of the surface of the Red Planet! This chunk of Mars has been sent flying from the surface of Mars and around the Solar System for possibly millions of years where it has eventually ended up falling to Earth. The sample is dust collected while cutting a Martian meteorite. The meteorite was sourced from one of the most respected collectors of planetary meteorites in the world. The meteorites used have been analysed by a top laboratory and given an official meteorite number.
About Your Marsdust:
Designation: Northwest Africa 4925
History: The meteorite was found by Northwest Africa in 2007 and confirmed as chondrite (Martian, olivine-phyric shergottite).
Physical characteristics: One fragment partly covered by fusion crust weighing 282.3g was found.
Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) The meteorite displays a porphyritic texture with large chemically zoned olivine megacrysts set into a fine-grained groundmass composed of pyroxene and maskelynite. Minor phases include chromite, sulfides, phosphates, and small Fe-rich olivines. The olivine megacrysts often contain melt inclusions and small chromites.
Geochemistry: Mineral composition (EMPA): Olivine, Fa27.6–46.8; pyroxene, Fs20.0–37.7Wo3–14.8; maskelynite, An67–69.
Classification: Achondrite (Martian, olivine-phyric shergottite); severely shocked with some melt pockets; moderately weathered.
Specimens: A total of 20.1g plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB.
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