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    A LARGE FULL SLICE OF A MOON ROCK
    NWA 2995 - Lunar Feldspathic Breccia
    Algeria
    First discovered in 2005, this is a fantastically large slice of a rare lunar meteorite. Comprising a tiny fraction of all known meteorites, lunar material is rarer and more valuable than gem-grade diamonds, with only around 10 kg in total of such material available on the open market; of those, barely more than half a kilogram are classified as lunar feldspar breccias. The breccia is a shock-welded rock, comprising several different lithographies from the lunar surface, and in this instance, indicating at least four separate shock-impact events, breccias within breccias. The final impact would have had to been enormous to eject the rock from the lunar surface with sufficient force in order to escape the Moon's gravitational pull - one reason that lunar meteorites are so rare. This is a full and complete slice, with a nice rim of fusion crust and gorgeous, naturally patterned faces speckled with shining white anorthosite on a multi-shaded gray ground. A rare and highly desirable specimen from outer space, it measures approximately 3¼ x 2 x 1/16 inches and weighs 11.34g, presented in a clear collector's case.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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