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

Brought to you by: Top Meteorite

  • $ 425.00


 

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 11787.  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 11787

Description: A silver and glass locket pendant with a piece of lunar meteorite, NWA 11787 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 recovered by nomads in the Algerian desert. This beautiful brecciated meteorite was found in Algeria by locals and purchased in Mauritania by TOP Meteorite in 2017. It has been classified at the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics and given the name NWA 11787 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 11787 lunar meteorite center stone, as shown, signed Certificate of Authenticity.
*Chain sold separately, not included.
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Northwest Africa 11787
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11787
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11787 
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Mauritania 
Mass:help 23.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 157 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 11787 (NWA 11787)

Mauritania

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

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

Physical characteristics: Many visually identical appearing pieces, ranging from several kilograms to sub-gram fragments. Some pieces show a light-gray, remnant fusion crust on one or more faces, with most having no fusion crust. Saw cut reveals a fragmental breccia with white feldspathic clasts set in a dark-gray ground mass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite is a polymict breccia of fragmental feldspathic, troctolitic and mafic lithologies, as well as fragmental pyroxene, olivine, plagioclase grains, and shock melt with vescicles.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee, UNM) olivine Fa: 25.6±8.9, Fe/Mn=95±18, n=13; low-Ca pyroxene Fs26.2±8.8Wo6.2±2.5, Fe/Mn=52±4, n=7; subcalcic augite Fs35.9±5.8Wo26.9±7.9, Fe/Mn=69±5, n=2; augite Fs14.5±7.1Wo41.0±2.0, Fe/Mn=45±15, n=3; plagioclase An96.2±0.8, n=6; Shock melt (20 _m defocused electron beam, proxy for bulk meteorite composition): SiO2=42.9±0.4, TiO2=0.11±0.05, Al2O3=31.1±4.0, Cr2O3=0.10±0.05, MgO=5.1±3.3, FeO=3.3±2.0, MnO=0.05±0.05, CaO=16.6±1.6, Na2O=0.37±0.06, K2O=0.04±0.00 (all wt%), n=3.

Classification: Lunar feldspathic breccia

Specimens: 21.25 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Dustin Dickens holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
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Place of purchase: Mauritania
Date: P 2017
Mass (g): 23500
Pieces: Many
Class: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: moderate
Fayalite (mol%): 25.6±8.9
Ferrosilite (mol%): 26.2±8.8, 35.9±5.8, 14.5±7.1
Wollastonite (mol%): 6.2±2.5, 26.9±7.9, 41.0±2.0
Classifier: C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g): 21.25
Type spec location: UNM
Main mass: Dustin Dickens
Comments: Field name DD-20; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
ID: LUNARLOCKETSP2001

 

 


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