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    NWA 8022 Lunar Slice
    Lunar Feldspathic Breccia - The Moon
    Northwest Africa
    Found: 2013

    Superlatives are often overused when describing even exceptional Meteorites, but a top quality and singular example of a lunar breccia like this outstanding slice deserves numerous accolades. Only one stone of NWA (Northwest Africa) 8022 was found weighing only 1,226 grams. Thus relatively large, a specimen such as this example of 30 grams is truly something special. Lunar Meteorites are the only legal way to own a piece of the moon. This slice was cut thin and expertly prepared in a laboratory to present the largest surface area possible. The attractive dark veins are impact melt likely the result of impacts on the moon before the Meteorite arrived here. A tiny fraction of all Lunar Meteorites are of this class, so it is definitively a superb specimen. This is an incredible piece of the moon - enough said.
    Overall Measurements: 4.20 x 4.09 x 0.07 inches (10.68 x 10.38 x 0.17 cm), weighs 30.2 grams (1.06 oz.)

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


    Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000.

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