Lunar Meteorite Pendant - Genuine Lunar Meteorite Jewelry - Gold
Pendant's Center Stone: Lunar Meteorite - Real Piece of the Moon. A Feldspathic Lunar Breccia Meteorite
Pendant Setting: 14Kt solid gold
Description: Unique Moon Pendant with center stone fashioned from a piece of the Moon. Made from the beautiful lunar meteorite NWA 14041 and set in 14Kt Solid Gold.
Dimensions not including bail: Approximately 22.7 mm x 22.7 mm x 3.35 mm
Dimensions including bail: Approximately 33.16 mm x 22.7 mm x 6.47 mm
Meteorite Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia
Official Name: NWA 14041
Year Found: 2021
Country of Origin: Mali
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 pendant has been hand crafted and assembled in the US by AZ based artisan Josh Eisler. Each pendant has a unique center stone and it is a completely unique part of the Moon. No two pendants are exactly alike. The center stone for this pendant was ejected from the Moon, landed in Earth and was found by camel shepherds in January 2021. This meteorite was classified by the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico. The center stone has been free-hand shaped to find the best qualities in each area of the stone, and making every piece totally unique. The pendant is set in 14Kt solid Gold.
|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]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
|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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