Superb Martian Main Mass - Individual

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Superb Martian Main Mass - Individual

US$ 375,000 - 450,000
£ 270,000 - 320,000
Superb Martian Main Mass - Individual
NWA 12269, Martian shergottite, chondrite
Northwest Africa

This Martian meteorite is the covetable main mass of NWA12269. The specimen is completely intact except for the piece that was removed for classification. The specimen boasts beautiful fusion crust on the top and bottom as well as several melt veins throughout. Although this spectacular meteorite is freshly fallen, some of the fusion crust has been slightly weathered in the desert. The Martian origin is identified by unique isotopic composition and trapped gasses which match the atmosphere sampled by NASA landers. In 2018 this specimen was plucked from the Sahara sands where it lay as it did on the surface of Mars for millennia. This is one of the currently 245 approved meteorites classified as Martian shergottites. Weighing 1,669 grams and measuring 4 ½ x 4 ½ x 3 ½ in
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