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The Lunar Locket - Genuine Lunar Meteorite Jewelry - Sterling Silver Pendant

Top Meteorite

  • $ 375.00


 

On Offer:  A beautiful locket with a real piece of the moon inside. This sterling silver and glass pendant is filled with a piece of the lunar meteorite NWA 11788.  A part of our Moon free floating on your neck.  Carry a piece of it with you, give it as a gift, bring the Moon closer than you ever imagined possible.

Center Stone: Lunar Meteorite

Official name:  NWA 11788
Description: A silver and glass locket pendant with a piece of lunar meteorite, NWA 11788 placed inside. There are two tiny embedded neodymium magnets on the inside of the locket that hold it together securely, but still allow for easy opening if needed. The center stone for this pendant was ejected from the Moon and made to our atmosphere landing on Earth. This beautiful brecciated meteorite was purchased in Mali by TOP Meteorite in 2017. It has been classified at the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics and given the name NWA 11788 with the classification of Lunar Feldspathic Breccia. It has been published in the Meteoritical Bulletin.
What you get: Sterling silver (925) and glass locket pendant with genuine NWA 11788 lunar meteorite center stone, as shown, signed Certificate of Authenticity.
*Chain sold separately, not included.
Top Meteorite offers a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy.
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Northwest Africa 11788
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11788
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11788
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Mali
Mass:help 10.44 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:      (2018)   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 205 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 May 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 11788 (NWA 11788)

Mali

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased in Mali by Dustin Dickens from anonymous meteorite hunter.

Physical characteristics: Many dark visually identical appearing pieces, with masses ranging from ~2 kg to many sub-g fragments, showing no fusion crust. Saw cut reveals a finely fragmental breccia with white feldspathic clasts set in a dark gray ground mass with metal flecks and minor vesiculation appearing throughout.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite is a breccia of fragmental pyroxene, olivine, plagioclase grains. There are domains that are fine-grained and cataclastic with shock melt and vesicles.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee, UNM) olivine Fa: 31.2±9.4, Fe/Mn=95±7, n=12; clinopyroxene Fs36.0±10.0Wo22.2±8.8, Fe/Mn=60±5, n=12; plagioclase An93.0±1.8, n=7; Shock melt (20 _m defocused electron beam, proxy for bulk meteorite composition): SiO2=43.2±1.7, TiO2=0.46±0.20, Al2O3=24.2±3.6, Cr2O3=0.23±0.08, MgO=7.8±1.4, FeO=8.0±3.2, MnO=0.10±0.05, CaO=14.2±1.4, Na2O=0.35±0.23, K2O=0.08±0.05 (all wt%), n=4.

Classification: Lunar feldspathic breccia

Specimens: 28.9 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Dustin Dickens holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase: Mali
Date: P 2017
Mass (g): 10441
Pieces: Many
Class: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: moderate
Fayalite (mol%): 31.2±9.4
Ferrosilite (mol%): 36.0±10.0
Wollastonite (mol%): 22.2±8.8
Classifier: C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g): 28.9
Type spec location: UNM
Main mass: Dustin Dickens
Comments: Field name DD-21; submitted by C. Agee, UNM

 


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