Lunar Meteorite End Piece, NWA 15583 - 345 grams
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- Large Lunar meteorite end piece, 345 grams
- Name: Northwest Africa 15583
- Classification: Lunar feldspathic breccia
- Specimen measurements: Approximately 12 x 10 x 3.25 cm
- Professionally sliced and polished on one face
This impressive Lunar end piece has been cut to reveal light toned, anorthite-rich clasts suspended in a fine grained matrix. The harmonious mix of colours on the polished face includes light grey, charcoal grey, beige and peach. In contrast, the outer edges are rugged and rough, reminiscent of a mountainous landscape.
How this Moon rock reached Earth is truly remarkable:
An asteroid impact on the Moon forceful ejected surface rock, sending it on a journey thoroughly space (384,000 km in our direction), and it ultimately fell to Earth as a meteorite! Interestingly, a lunar meteorite is identified by comparing its mineralogical and chemical composition to moon-rocks brought to Earth from the Apollo missions.
Signed Certificate of Authenticity issued by Fossil Realm included