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Martian Pendant - Genuine Mars Meteorite Jewelry - 14Kt Gold

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  • $ 1,500.00


 

On Offer:  Martian Pendant - set in 14Kt gold this pendant features a genuine martian meteorite center stone. Center stone is hand crafted in the US from the martian shergottite meteorite NWA 10441. Chain not included.

Dimensions: Approximately 17.5ml x 13.5ml x 3ml (Not including bail)

Type: SHERGOTTITE

Origin: MARS
Description:  A 14Kt gold pendant featuring a piece of Mars ejected by a meteorite impacting the surface of the Red Planet and hurling it to Earth. 
 
This beautiful pendant features a unique center stone from the planet Mars. The center stone has been hand crafted and assembled in the US by AZ based artisan Josh Eisler. The center stone for this pendant was ejected from Mars and recovered by nomads in the Sahara desert. This beautiful martian meteorite was partially melted during the impact that ejected it, and sometimes small vesicles can be seen on the surface of the stone. This is not a flaw but rather a feature of the meteorite. This meteorite was found in the Western Sahara by locals and purchased there by D. Dickens and S. Tutorow of the Eegooblago team while on expedition in 2015. It has been classified at the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics and given the name NWA 10441 with classification Martian Shergottite and published in the Meteoritical Bulletin.
 
This is a lovely pendant with center stone hand carved from of a piece of the SNC group of martian meteorites known as the "Shergottites" with the specific name given to this particular group of shergottite meteorites all found in the same area is NWA 10441. 
What you get: NWA 10441 Martian Meteorite Specimen set in a 14K gold pendant as shown, signed Certificate of Authenticity, shipping/storage membrane box.
I offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy.  
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Northwest Africa 10441
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10441
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10441 
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa) 
Mass:help 239 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB 104   (2015)   Martian (shergottite)
Recommended:   Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 185 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
Search for other: Martian meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 Dec 2015
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Writeup from MB 104: 

Northwest Africa 10441 (NWA 10441)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: April 2015

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Purchased by team eegooblago (Brahim Tahiri, Dustin Dickens and Sean Tutorow) while on expedition in Northwest Africa and Western Sahara in April and May 2015.

Physical characteristics: Six indentical appearing stones with no fusion crust. Saw-cut surfaces show an intergranular mix of light-green pyroxene and maskelynite. Dark colored melt veins and pockets are prominent, with most showing significant vesiculation.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite consists of ~50% pyroxene, ~30% maskelynite, and ~15% shock melt. Pyroxenes show igneous zoning, and some are partially melted from shock. Shock melt domains are up to 1 cm wide and many contain vesicles 1-3 mm in diameter. All plagioclase has been transformed to maskelynite. Fe-sulfide, Ti-magnetite, ilmenite, and silica observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Pigeonite Fs49.5±9.2Wo15.7±3.3, Fe/Mn=36±3, n=31; augite Fs28.4±6.7Wo33.3±2.0, Fe/Mn=32±3, n=33; maskelynite An53.8±1.7Ab44.2±2.0Or2.1±0.7.

Classification: Martian (shergottite).

Specimens: 20.5 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase: Northwest Africa
Date: P April 2015
Mass (g): 238.79
Pieces: 6
Class: Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%): 49.5±9.2, 28.4±6.7
Wollastonite (mol%): 15.7±3.3, 33.3±2.0
Classifier: C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g): 20.5
Type spec location: UNM
ID:  10441GP1901

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