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Lunar and Martian Pendant I Best of Both Worlds - Beautiful Meteorite Jewelry

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  • $ 950.00


 

On Offer: Pendant - The first in our new Other Worlds series. This pendant showcases an authentic Lunar and Martian Meteorite Duo. These beautiful meteorite center pieces were crafted from a lunar and a martian meteorites and set in 925 Sterling Silver.

Artist: Joshua Eisler

Series: Other Worlds

Materials: Lunar Meteorite NWA 12592, Mars Meteorite NWA 13366, Silver.

*Chain is not included

Dimensions not including bail: Approximately 14.24 mm x 14.24 mm x 5.15 mm 

Dimensions including bail: Approximately 23 mm x 14.24 mm x 5.15mm

Center Piece Meteorite Classifications: Lunar Fragmental Breccia (NWA 12592) & Martian Shergottite (NWA 13366).
What you get: Sterling Silver pendant with an authentic classified Lunar meteorite center piece on one side and an authentic classified Martian meteorite center piece on the other side as shown, Signed Certificate of authenticity, and shipping/storage membrane box. Chain is not included.
We offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy.
 

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Northwest Africa 12592
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12592
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12592
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 1420 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:        (2020)   Lunar (frag. breccia)
Recommended:        Lunar (frag. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (frag. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 15 May 2019
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12592 (NWA 12592)

Algeria

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Lunar (frag. breccia)

History: A single weathered stone lacking a fusion crust was found by nomads in Algeria and purchased by Dustin Dickens in Nouakchott, Mauritania in 2017 from an anonymous meteorite dealer.

Physical characteristics: Dark grey sandblasted exterior, with many irregular shaped fragments set in a fine grained vesiculated groundmass. No fusion crust.

Petrography: (T. S. Hayden, M. Anand, OU) The meteorite is a clast-rich fragmental breccia containing numerous mineral and lithic fragments embedded in a fine-grained vesiculated (regolith) matrix. The lithic clast population consists primarily of basaltic clasts, dominated by Ca-rich pyroxene and plagioclase, with minor olivine components. The size range of the lithic clasts is 0.19-1.9 mm. Mineral clasts are mainly pyroxene, olivine, plagioclase, chromite, troilite and Fe-Ni phases. Some impact melt textures present also.

Geochemistry: Mineral Composition and Geochemistry: (T. S. Hayden, M. Anand, OU) Feldspar (An95.2 ± 0.7Ab4.7 ± 0.7, N = 31), Pigeonite (Fs43±3.3Wo9.5±4.4, Fe/Mn=65.5±3.3, N=45), Augite (Fs25±4.8Wo35.7±6.1, Fe/Mn=59.5±5.6, N=54), Clinoferrosilite (Fs48.6Wo5, Fe/Mn = 67.4, N=1), Clinoenstatite (Fs44.5±4.3Wo4.4, Fe/Mn = 64.7±3.9, N=11), Olivine (Fa47.6±16, Fe/Mn=104.5±10.8, N=33). O isotopes (measured at OU): Repetition 1: δ17O = 3.266‰, δ18O = 6.333‰, Δ17O=-0.052 (linearized using a slope of 0.5247), Repetition 2: δ17O = 3.217‰, δ18O = 6.174‰, Δ17O=-0.018‰ (linearized using a slope of 0.5247. Mean: δ17O = 3.242 ± 0.035‰ (1-sigma), δ18O = 6.254 ± 0.112‰ (1-sigma), Δ17O=-0.035±0.024 (1 sigma).

Classification: Lunar fragmental regolith breccia

Specimens: Specimen: 20 g specimen held at OU. Dustin Dickens holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase: Nouakchott, Mauritania
Date: P 2017
Mass (g): 1420
Pieces: 1
Class: Lunar (frag. breccia)
Shock stage: Moderate
Weathering grade: Moderate
Fayalite (mol%): 47.6± 16.0 (N=33)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 34.4± 10.1 (N=111)
Wollastonite (mol%): 21.7± 14.7 (N=111)
Classifier: T. S. Hayden, M. Anand, and R. C. Greenwood, OU
Type spec mass (g): 20
Type spec location: OU
Main mass: Dustin Dickens
Finder: Nomads, Algeria
Comments: Field name prior to submission: TMOU-08; submitted by T. S. Hayden (OU)

 

 

Northwest Africa 13366
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13366
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13366
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 417 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:   Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 261 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
Search for other: Martian meteorites
Comments: Approved 2 Aug 2020
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13366 (NWA 13366)

Algeria

Purchased: 2019

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Purchased from a nomad in Algeria in 2019 and sent to Dustin Dickens at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, February 2020.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, saw cut reveals an ultramafic cumulate rock with ophitic to poikilitic textures with mm-size pale yellow and dark gray grains.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination shows approximately 60% olivine, 35% pyroxene, and 5% maskelynite. Two distinct pyroxene trends are present 1) Mg-rich low calcium pyroxene trending to slightly more Fe-rich pigeonite, 2) Mg-rich augite trending to more Ca-rich augite. Ilmenite, Fe-sulfide, and merrillite are minor ubiquitous phases.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee, UNM) Olivine Fa34.5±2.6, Fe/Mn=50±3, n=15; low Ca-pyroxene Fs24.4±4.6Wo5.9±3.8, Fe/Mn=30±2, n=9; augite Fs16.0±1.2Wo35.0±3.1, Fe/Mn=24±1, n=4; maskelynite An53.7±1.1Ab44.9±1.2Or1.4±0.1, n=6.

Classification: Martian peridotitic shergottite. Macroscopic textural appearance similar to NWA 1950 and ALHA77005. Paired with NWA 13250.

Specimens: 20 g on deposit at UNM, Dustin Dickens holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase: Algeria
Date: P 2019
Mass (g): 417
Pieces: 1
Class: Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: low
Fayalite (mol%): 34.5±2.6
Ferrosilite (mol%): 24.4±4.6, 16.0±1.2
Wollastonite (mol%): 5.9±3.8, 35.0±3.1
Classifier: C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g): 20
Type spec location: UNM
Main mass: Dustin Dickens
Comments: Field name DD-65; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)



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