Immensely desirable NWA 11474 lunar meteorite slice, found in 2017 and acquired in Mauritania. The full slice weighs 4.72 grams and measures approximately 38 mm x 34 mm x 2 mm. This is a full slice, prepared to exacting standards by one of the top labs in the world and polished using a diamond lap. It is a fragmental breccia with white clasts rich in feldspar, set in a dark grey matrix. This material was 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. Lunar meteorites are among the rarest materials on Earth, and such attractive pieces are of the utmost desirability.
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