Unclassified Meteorite, Uncut Sculpted Fragment, 144g

This is a large, uncut, stony meteorite that weighs 144 grams (approx .31 pound). This stone displays well in several positions and is a nice palm-sized hand specimen.

This meteorite was recovered from the Saharan Desert in the early 1990's and has resided in a single collection since it's sale now. I acquired this directly from the owner who bought it on an expedition to Morocco in the days just prior to the gold rush of so-called "NWA" meteorites. This specimen has a pleasing dark desert varnish and remnant fusion crust. It is uncut and has only been lightly cleaned with a soft brush to remove sand and dust. It could benefit from a better cleaning, but I don't like to disturb these stones too much during handling. So I will leave a final cleaning to the buyer.

Judging by appearances and magnetic attraction, this meteorite is a high-iron, H-type chondrite. This stone displays well in several positions and would be great as an outreach or education prop. It would also make a great display piece for an observatory.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the meteorite shown. Your purchase will include an ID label.

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