The Nagaoka Lunar Set - Hand Crafted Lunar Meteorite Jewelry
The Nagaoka Lunar Set
On Offer: Hand Crafted lunar meteorite jewelry set of three: necklace with lunar pendant, lunar bracelet, and pair of lunar earrings, all pieces made with center stones fashioned from the lunar meteorite NWA 14041 and set in 925 Sterling Silver.
Diameter of lunar meteorite center piece in Bracelet: 10 mm
Diameter of lunar meteorite center piece in Pendant: 10 mm
Diameter of lunar meteorite center piece in Earrings: 8 mm
Center Stone: Lunar Fragmental Breccia Meteorite
Parent body: The Moon - this is material was ejected from our Moon when it was hit by another meteorite and became a meteorite itself when it hit the Earth. It is an authenticated piece of the Moon.
This beautiful moon jewelry set has been hand crafted and assembled in the US by AZ based artisan Josh Eisler. Each piece has a unique center stone and it is a completely unique part of the Moon. No two pendants are exactly alike. The center stones for these jewelry pieces were ejected from the Moon, landed on Earth and were found by camel shepherds in January 2021. This meteorite was classified by the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico. The center stones have been free-hand shaped to find the best qualities in each area of the stone, and making every piece totally unique.
|Northwest Africa 14041|
Name: Northwest Africa 14041
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14041
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Mass: 11.7 kg
This is 1 of 240 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia). [show all]
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|Comments:||Approved 6 Jul 2021|
Writeup from MB 110:
Northwest Africa 14041 (NWA 14041)
Purchased: 2021 Feb
Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)
History: Found in Mali by camel shepherds in January 2021 and subsequently purchased in Algeria by Ahmed Salek.
Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Breccia composed of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, pigeonite, exsolved pigeonite and minor Ti-chromite set in a fine grained matrix containing minor secondary calcite and a K-Ca-bearing zeolite phase.
Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa29.0-51.5, FeO/MnO = 99-102, N = 4), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs23.3Wo3.7, FeO/MnO = 60), pigeonite (Fs32.6-68.1Wo8.7-19.5, FeO/MnO = 52-75, N = 4), pigeonite host (Fs42.0Wo10.4, FeO/MnO = 66), augite exsolution lamella (Fs22.1Wo40.6, FeO/MnO = 71), anorthite (An90.8-96.0Or0.1, N = 3).
Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia).
Specimens: 23.6 g in the form of a polished endcut at UWB; remainder with Mr. A. Salek.
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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