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Item 6013 - Northwest Africa Lunar Meteorite Catalog 526 (Apr 2018)

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Estimate: $7,000.00 +
Sold Price: $7,508.03 (includes buyer's premium)

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Remarkable NWA 11228 lunar meteorite, discovered in 2017 in Northwest Africa; it is given a number, "11228," because the exact location of the find was not recorded. The whole specimen weighs 79.4 grams and measures approximately 70 mm x 35 mm x 35 mm. It is a feldspathic breccia and has been officially and unequivocally identified as a lunar meteorite by Dr. Carl Agee at the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Lunar meteorites are known to be from the moon because of their close geologic match to Apollo return samples. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites Inc. and the TV show Meteorite Men, as well as a specimen identification card. As actual pieces of the moon, lunar meteorites are among the rarest materials on Earth, and such large, complete examples are of the utmost rarity. This is a world-class specimen—most museums worldwide do not have a lunar meteorite anywhere near this size. A truly spectacular, museum-worthy piece.

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