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Moon Pendant - Genuine Lunar Meteorite Jewelry - 14Kt Gold

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  • $ 1,500.00


Pendant's Center Stone: Lunar Meteorite - Real Piece of the Moon. A Feldspathic Lunar Breccia Meteorite

Pendant Setting: 14Kt solid gold

Description:  Beautiful and unique Moon Pendant with center stone fashioned from a piece of the Moon. Made from the beautiful lunar meteorite NWA 12592 and set in 14Kt Solid Gold.

Dimensions not including bail: Approximately 9.75 mm x 10.40 mm x 6 mm 

Dimensions including bail: Approximately 15.44 mm x 10.40 mm x 6 mm

Meteorite Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia

Official Name: NWA 12592

Year found: 2017

Country of Origin: Algeria

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 and recovered by nomads in the Algerian desert and 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.

What you get: 14K Gold Pendant with genuine lunar meteorite center stone, as shown, and double sided color 5"x7" Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Curator of Collections.

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Northwest Africa 12592
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12592
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12592
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 1420 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:        (2020)   Lunar (frag. breccia)
Recommended:        Lunar (frag. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (frag. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 15 May 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12592 (NWA 12592)


Purchased: 2017

Classification: Lunar (frag. breccia)

History: A single weathered stone lacking a fusion crust was found by nomads in Algeria and purchased by Dustin Dickens in Nouakchott, Mauritania in 2017 from an anonymous meteorite dealer.

Physical characteristics: Dark grey sandblasted exterior, with many irregular shaped fragments set in a fine grained vesiculated groundmass. No fusion crust.

Petrography: (T. S. Hayden, M. Anand, OU) The meteorite is a clast-rich fragmental breccia containing numerous mineral and lithic fragments embedded in a fine-grained vesiculated (regolith) matrix. The lithic clast population consists primarily of basaltic clasts, dominated by Ca-rich pyroxene and plagioclase, with minor olivine components. The size range of the lithic clasts is 0.19-1.9 mm. Mineral clasts are mainly pyroxene, olivine, plagioclase, chromite, troilite and Fe-Ni phases. Some impact melt textures present also.

Geochemistry: Mineral Composition and Geochemistry: (T. S. Hayden, M. Anand, OU) Feldspar (An95.2 ± 0.7Ab4.7 ± 0.7, N = 31), Pigeonite (Fs43±3.3Wo9.5±4.4, Fe/Mn=65.5±3.3, N=45), Augite (Fs25±4.8Wo35.7±6.1, Fe/Mn=59.5±5.6, N=54), Clinoferrosilite (Fs48.6Wo5, Fe/Mn = 67.4, N=1), Clinoenstatite (Fs44.5±4.3Wo4.4, Fe/Mn = 64.7±3.9, N=11), Olivine (Fa47.6±16, Fe/Mn=104.5±10.8, N=33). O isotopes (measured at OU): Repetition 1: δ17O = 3.266‰, δ18O = 6.333‰, Δ17O=-0.052 (linearized using a slope of 0.5247), Repetition 2: δ17O = 3.217‰, δ18O = 6.174‰, Δ17O=-0.018‰ (linearized using a slope of 0.5247. Mean: δ17O = 3.242 ± 0.035‰ (1-sigma), δ18O = 6.254 ± 0.112‰ (1-sigma), Δ17O=-0.035±0.024 (1 sigma).

Classification: Lunar fragmental regolith breccia

Specimens: Specimen: 20 g specimen held at OU. Dustin Dickens holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Nouakchott, Mauritania
Date: P 2017
Mass (g): 1420
Pieces: 1
Class: Lunar (frag. breccia)
Shock stage: Moderate
Weathering grade: Moderate
Fayalite (mol%): 47.6± 16.0 (N=33)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 34.4± 10.1 (N=111)
Wollastonite (mol%): 21.7± 14.7 (N=111)
Classifier: T. S. Hayden, M. Anand, and R. C. Greenwood, OU
Type spec mass (g): 20
Type spec location: OU
Main mass: Dustin Dickens
Finder: Nomads, Algeria
Comments: Field name prior to submission: TMOU-08; submitted by T. S. Hayden (OU)


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