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    NWA 12971 Lunar Meteorite
    Lunar (troctolitic melt rock)
    Northwest Africa
    Found: 2019

    This exotic end cut meteorite represents a mass of NWA 12971 weighing 42.7 grams. The example of troctolitic melt rock is a lunar meteorite that was found in Northwest Africa in 2019. The piece shows both a polished window face and a natural convex exterior. The smooth surface is consistent with an appealing gray coloration and flecks, throughout. The reverse side is highly textural, with a variety of bubbly and mountainous areas with a pronounced, two-tone coloration. This is a very unusual Moon Rock with an appearance much different from most any other lunar varieties. This specimen has the provenance of being out of the Mark Lyon Collection, who was one of the three original owners that purchased the meteorite from a Moroccan dealer in April 2019. This is one highly collectible sample.
    Overall Measurements: 1.73 x 1.65 x 0.68 inches (4.40 x 4.18 x 1.73 cm), weighs 42.7 grams

    Provenance: Ex. Mark Lynn Collection

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

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    10th Tuesday
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