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0.68g Martian Meteorite in Display Frame I Amazing piece of MARS I NWA 10441.

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Description: This is a 0.68 gram martian meteorite partial slice within a double-sided color photo display frame with stand. This is a real piece of Mars. This martian meteorite is ready for display in a collection cabinet or on a desk. The specimen is protected from the environment by a thin transparent membrane that also holds the meteorite in place for easy viewing from either side of the display. This is a partial slice of the Martian meteorite official name - NWA 10441. The specimen in this display has a mass of 0.68 grams and has been polished on one side. A signed double sided full color certificate of authenticity referencing this specimen and its exact mass is also provided for each specimen.

Display Frame approximate measurements: 90mm x 89.8mm x 20.30mm

Type: Martian Shergottite

Official Name: NWA 10441
Parent Body: Mars 
What you get: Specimen shown - 0.68 gram partial slice of a Martian Meteorite Specimen NWA 10441 in Photo, Membrane Display Frame, and signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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Northwest Africa 10441
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10441
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10441 
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa) 
Mass:help 239 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB 104   (2015)   Martian (shergottite)
Recommended:   Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 185 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
Search for other: Martian meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 Dec 2015
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Writeup from MB 104: 

Northwest Africa 10441 (NWA 10441)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: April 2015

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Purchased by team eegooblago (Brahim Tahiri, Dustin Dickens and Sean Tutorow) while on expedition in Northwest Africa and Western Sahara in April and May 2015.

Physical characteristics: Six indentical appearing stones with no fusion crust. Saw-cut surfaces show an intergranular mix of light-green pyroxene and maskelynite. Dark colored melt veins and pockets are prominent, with most showing significant vesiculation.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite consists of ~50% pyroxene, ~30% maskelynite, and ~15% shock melt. Pyroxenes show igneous zoning, and some are partially melted from shock. Shock melt domains are up to 1 cm wide and many contain vesicles 1-3 mm in diameter. All plagioclase has been transformed to maskelynite. Fe-sulfide, Ti-magnetite, ilmenite, and silica observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Pigeonite Fs49.5±9.2Wo15.7±3.3, Fe/Mn=36±3, n=31; augite Fs28.4±6.7Wo33.3±2.0, Fe/Mn=32±3, n=33; maskelynite An53.8±1.7Ab44.2±2.0Or2.1±0.7.

Classification: Martian (shergottite).

Specimens: 20.5 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase: Northwest Africa
Date: P April 2015
Mass (g): 238.79
Pieces: 6
Class: Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%): 49.5±9.2, 28.4±6.7
Wollastonite (mol%): 15.7±3.3, 33.3±2.0
Classifier: C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g): 20.5
Type spec location: UNM


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