Find / Fall: Found – August 2012
Total Known Weight: 320g
The NWA 7499 meteorite was purchased in Morocco as nine matching stones in August 2012. NWA 7499 is a Brachinite meteorite and a member of one of the rarest meteorite groups. Brachinites are one of the primitive achondrites which are made up of almost only the mineral olivine. Brachinites can contain from 74-98% olivine and NWA 7499 contains 75% olivine. Brachinites have a small amount of meteoric iron and in the case of NWA 7499 that metal is mostly oxidized, but there are some metal grains to be found upon inspection with a hand lens.
The slices we are offering here are very highly polished on one side and are beautiful examples of this rare type of meteorite.
Northwest Africa 7499 Brachinite Meteorite For Sale