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Item 4569 - Northwest Africa (NWA) 5000 Lunar Meteorite Part Slice “The Monolith” Catalog 594 (Oct 2020)

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Lunar meteorite, lunar highlands monomict gabbroic breccia, Northwest Africa, found 2007. Parallel cut and highly polished partial slice, "The Monolith," weighing 52.80 grams and measuring 67 mm x 38 mm x 8 mm. Lunar meteorite part slice personally prepared by Adam Hupé. He considered it to represent one of the most feature-rich portions of NWA 5000 and to show off the 3D optical illusion provided by breccia mantles unique to this lunar meteorite. It has been polished to highlight the meteorite's contrast and was inspired by the film "2001: A Space Odyssey," during preparation, hence the specimen's unofficial name. This lot includes a metal identification tag, a color identification card, portfolio, custom fitted Pelican case for added safety and security and a certificate of authenticity and other paperwork from the Von Hupé Planetary Collection.

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