Find / Fall: Found – 2017
Location: Northwest Africa
Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia)
Total Known Weight: 2.81 kg
The Northwest Africa 11273 lunar meteorite was found in April of 2017 and obtained by a group of meteorite dealers. A type specimen was sent for analysis to confirm that it originated on the Moon. It was officially accepted as a Lunar Feldspathic Breccia Meteorite in October of 2017. A total of 2808 grams of the meteorite were excavated from the location. The meteorite has a low shock stage and a low weathering grade, a nice solid stone which should be safe to handle and enjoy. Many of the slices have microscopic specks of meteoritic iron. The slices we are offering were cut and prepared by us and have received a polish to display the beauty of this remarkable meteorite. The slices were cut thin to maximize the surface area of each slice.The strongly contrasting tones of the mineral clasts make this one of the more attractive lunar meteorites available to collectors.