Superior NWA 7998 stone meteorite, showing a showing rich black fusion crust formed by burning in Earth's atmosphere, as well as abundant distinct regmaglypts: small thumbprint-like oval indentations that are unique to meteorites and caused by ablation in our atmosphere during flight. While fairly common on iron meteorites, it is extremely unusual to see such clear and well-formed regmaglypts on a stone meteorite. The complete specimen weighs 726.8 grams and measures approximately 105 mm x 75 mm x 65 mm. 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. An excellent, highly desirable example.
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