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    Lunar Meteorite La'gad
    Lunar (feldspathic breccia)
    Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
    Northwest Africa - (27°25'32.57''N, 8°44'35.57''W)
    Found: 2015

    This truly spectacular lunar meteorite is referred to as La'gad and was found in 2015 in the Western Sahara. The mass weighs an impressive 171.6 grams making it a fairly large piece from the Moon. An amazing feldspathic breccia, this specimen exhibits an irregular exterior with no fusion crust. A "saw cut" window reveals a polymict breccia interior, with light and dark clasts. This lunar meteorite is an NWA 8455 Clan member making it 1 of only 15 classified meteorites in the group. Unlike most of the lunar examples which have been weathered, this rock is not a ventifact but rather angular and sharp. The ruddy exterior has a varied texture with a coloration ranging from white to gray to even orange.
    Overall Measurements: 3.07 x 1.59 x 1.47 inches (7.81 x 4.03 x 3.74 cm), weighs 171 grams

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

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