Lot #4580
NWA 11788 Lunar Meteorite Matched Pair

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Estimate: $4000+

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Description

Northwest Africa (NWA) 11788 lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia) matched pair, nicely cut into two matching halves with both faces polished to show off a dark gray, almost black matrix, punctuated by clasts of varying size and color. The matched pair weighs 28.0 grams and measures approximately 38 mm x 28 mm x 26 mm. Acquired from the finder in 2017 in Africa, the lunar meteorite Northwest Africa (NWA) 11788 was sent to the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico for analysis and classification. The 'Meteoritical Bulletin' describes it as 'a finely fragmental breccia with white feldspathic clasts set in a dark gray ground mass with metal flecks and minor vesiculation appearing throughout.' Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Aerolite Meteorites.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: October 08 - October 15