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Martian Meteorite in Display Frame I Amazing piece of MARS I NWA 12269

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Description: This is a martian meteorite fragment within a double-sided color photo display frame with stand. This is a real piece of Mars. This martian meteorite is ready for display in a collection cabinet or on a desk. The specimen is protected from the environment by a thin transparent membrane that also holds the meteorite in place for easy viewing from either side of the display. This is a fragment of the Martian meteorite official name - NWA 12669. The fragment in this display has a mass of 1.722 grams. A signed double sided full color certificate of authenticity referencing this specimen and its exact mass is also provided for each specimen.

Frame approximate measurements: 90mm x 89.8mm x 20.30mm

Type: Martian Shergottite

Official Name: NWA 12269
Parent Body: Mars 

What you get: Specimen shown - 1.722 gram Fragment of a Martian Meteorite Specimen NWA 12269 in Photo Membrane Display Frame, Signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Northwest Africa 12269
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12269
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12269
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1679 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:      (2018)   Martian (shergottite)
Recommended:   Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 241 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 11 Dec 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 12269 (NWA 12269)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 Jul

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Purchased in Ouarzazate, Morocco by Mohamed Aid in July 2018.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS; P. Carpenter, WUSL) Relatively fine grained with intersertal texture. Composed predominantly of zoned clinopyroxene and maskelynite (some exhibiting a curved, narrow lath-like habit) with accessory fine grained intergrowths of hedenbergite+fayalite+silica, Fe-Ti oxides, merrillite and pyrrhotite.

Geochemistry: Subcalcic augite (Fs24.8-41.8Wo31.4-24.3, FeO/MnO = 30-33, N = 3), ferropigeonite (Fs66.9-73.0Wo16.6-16.5, FeO/MnO = 41-43, N = 2), maskelynite (An51.9-53.1Or1.3-1.2, N = 2).

Classification: Martian (shergottite, fine-intersertal)

Specimens: 20.5 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. Aaronson.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Ouarzazate
Date: P 2018 Jul
Mass (g): 1679
Pieces: 1
Class: Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: low
Ferrosilite (mol%): 24.8-41.8
Wollastonite (mol%): 31.4-24.3
Classifier: A. Irving, P. Carpenter, and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g): 20.5
Type spec location: UWB
Main mass: Aaronson
Comments: Work name MA18-201; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
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)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)

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