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    NWA 11288 Martian Meteorite
    Martian (shergottite)
    Morocco
    Found: 2015

    A "vug" is a geological term that describes a cavity found within a rock matrix. In terrestrial formations, "vugs" are a prime environment for the formation of crystals of various types. "Vugs" are almost never seen in meteorites. The first known Martian Meteorites were identified by the small pockets of Martian atmosphere they contained. It is likely, or at least possible, that the comparatively large "vugs" in NWA 11288 may have once held the thin and 'alien' atmosphere of Mars! This is one exceptionally rare Martian impact melt, which also exhibits "vugs" within it. The total known recovered weight of this rare shergottite meteorite found in Morocco in 2015 is only a mere 407 grams. This diminutive sample only weighs 2.9 grams but has a sculptural shape, an intriguing surface pattern and represents something very special.
    Overall Measurements: 1.79 x 0.89 x 0.05 inches (4.54 x 2.25 x 0.13 cm), weighs 2.9 grams


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