Here is a nice collection of 3 different meteorites from Mars :
- NWA 6963 (Morocco) : 0.097g part slice
In September, 2011, a Moroccan meteorite hunter found the first pieces of NWA 6963 and sold it without giving the exact provenance. The hunter continued collecting pieces in the same area for about 6 months. In mid-May, 2012, the NWA 6963 locality, near the river Oued Touflit, became widely known and hundreds of meteorite hunters went to the area searching for more pieces. The total mass may be as much as 8-10 kg.
- NWA 7397 (Morocco) : 0.036g part slice.
Found near Smara, Morocco and purchased by Darryl Pitt and David Gheesling from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco in 2012 June. A 2130 g, partially covered in fusion crust. Interior larger ovoid crystals in a finer grained matrix. Many other pieces were found later.
- NWA 11431 (Mauritania) : 0.052g part slice with crust
Found in June 2017 in Mauritania in a region directly south of the NWA 6963 strewnfield (located near Fej Arrih to the north in adjacent Morocco), and puchased by Ben Hoefnagels in July 2017 from a Moroccan dealer.
You can find more information about each meteorite (petrography, place of find, ...) on the Meteoritical Bulletin website and on the labels which will be sent to you.
These meteorites are classified and all are shergottites (a class of martian meteorites).
Each meteorite is sold in a collection box with a separate label / signed certificate of authenticity.
- Aantal items
- Belangrijkste mineraal / Naam meteoriet
- MARS meteorieten (NWA 6963, NWA 7397 en NWA 11431)
- Minerale vorm / Soort meteoriet
- Planetaire achondrite
- 0,19 g
- Oorsprong (Land)
- Mauritanië en Marokko