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Moon Pendant - Genuine Lunar Meteorite Jewelry - Sterling Silver

Top Meteorite

  • $ 500.00


 

On Offer:  Moon Pendant with center stone fashioned from the lunar meteorite NWA 12592 and set in 925 Sterling Silver. 

*Chain is not included

Dimensions not including bail: Approximately 11.64 mm x 9.02 mm x 5.5 mm 

Dimensions including bail: Approximately 17.89 mm x 9.02 mm x 5.5 mm

Center Stone: Lunar Fragmental Breccia Meteorite

Official name:  NWA 12592
Paren body: The Moon - this is material ejected from our Moon when it was hit by another meteorite and became a meteorite itself when it hit the Earth.
Description: This beautiful moon pendant has been hand crafted and assembled in the US by AZ based artisan Josh Eisler. The center stone for this pendant was ejected from the Moon and recovered by nomads in the Algerian desert. 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. 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 12592 with classification Lunar Fragmental Breccia and published in the Meteoritical Bulletin.
What you get: Pendant with genuine lunar meteorite center stone, as shown, set in sterling silver, signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Top Meteorite offers a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy.

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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
Classification
  history:
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
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12592 (NWA 12592)

Algeria

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:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
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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