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Moon Rock NWA 11303

Specimen: Northwest Africa 11303
Type: Lunar (Feldspathic Breccia)
Location of Find: Saharan Desert. Northwest Africa
Date of Find: 2017

NWA 11303, discovered in March 2017 and purchased by Dustin Dickens, is a lunar meteorite with a total mass of 6000g. Classified as feldspathic breccia, it contains feldspar minerals and rock fragments glued together by impacts. Coated with reddish-brown weathering products, it showcases a matrix with various mineral grains.

Mars Rock NWA 13187

Specimen: Northwest Africa 13187
Type: Martian (Shergottite)
Location of Find: Saharan Desert. Northwest Africa
Date of Find: 2019

NWA 13187, found in September 2019 in the Sahara, was purchased by Mark Lyon from a Moroccan dealer and later resold to Mike Fleeman and Roberto Vargas. Weighing just 1.5kg, its rarity at Space Store is notable. Classified as a Martian shergottite, it contains clinopyroxene and plagioclase.

Lunar Meteorite - Laayoune 002

Specimen: Northwest Africa 11303
Type: Lunar (Feldspathic Breccia)
Location of Find: Laayoune, Morocco
Date of Find: 2022

Laayoune 002, found near Laayoune, Morocco, in January 2022, is classified as a lunar feldspathic breccia meteorite. It is coated with pale reddish-brown weathering products and features white to beige clasts in a dark grey matrix. Comprised of various mineral grains, including anorthite, olivine, and augite, it represents a rare type of space rock.


Specimen: Sericho
Type: Pallasite
Location of Find: Eastern Kenya
Date of Find: 2016

Sericho was discovered by two brothers searching for their camels in Sericho, Kenya. They stumbled upon several large dense stones, eventually identified as meteorites. Masses from 1-500kg were found, showing minimal weathering with fusion crust patches. Most are blocky with broad regmaglypts.


Specimen: Northwest Africa XXX
Type: Chondrite
Location of Find: Saharan Desert. Northwest Africa
Date of Find: 2010

NWA XXX, a group of stony meteorites, remain unclassified. Discovered in the Saharan Desert a decade ago, likely originating from a planetary crust or asteroid, formed about 4.5 billion years ago. Chondrites, comprising chondrules, represent the earliest materials contributing to planet formation.

Wolfe Creek Meteorite

Specimen: Wolfe Creek
Type: Iron
Location of Find: Australia
Date of Find: 1947

The Wolfe Creek crater spans 875 meters in diameter, with a depth of 60 meters, formed by a 15-meter-wide meteorite weighing 17,000 tonnes. Estimated to be less than 120,000 years old, it belongs to the Pleistocene era. Nearby, iron meteorites and iron oxide "shale-balls" weighing up to 250 kilograms have been found.


Specimen: Mundrabilla
Type: Iron-medium Octahedrite
Location of Find: The Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Date of Find: 1911

The Mundrabilla meteorite was initially found in 1911 on Australia's Nullarbor Plain. In 1966, geologists discovered two massive pieces weighing 12.4 and 5.44 tonnes. Additional masses totaling 24 tonnes were found in 1979. Classified as an "Iron-medium" meteorite, it displays a red and black rough exterior, featuring an octahedral structure.

Sayh Al Uhaymir

Specimen: Sayh al Uyahmir 001
Type: L5 Ordinary Chondrite
Location of Find: Oman
Date of Find: 16 March 2000

Discovered in March 2000, Sayh al Uyahmir is a stony meteorite from one of Oman’s largest meteorite showers. Russian researchers have collected and mapped approximately 2670 fragments, totaling 400kg. It stands out for its striking appearance and limited availability compared to other meteorite finds.

Canyon Diablo

Specimen: Canyon Diablo
Type: Iron
Location of Find: Arizona, USA
Date of Find: 1891

The Canyon Diablo Meteorite, composed of Coarse Octahedrite, is a common iron form in meteorites, resulting from iron cooling without additional compounds. Named after Diablo Canyon, located 5 km from the crash site, and discovered by Mr. A. Morriston while hunting in Arizona in 1891, though believed to have fallen around 49,000 years ago.

Lunar Dust - NWA 11474

Specimen: Northwest Africa 11474
Type: Lunar (Feldspathic Breccia)
Location of Find: Mauritania, Northwest Africa
Date of Find: 2017

NWA 11474, discovered on May 10th, 2017, and purchased by Dustin Dickens and Mendy Ouzillou, weighs less than half a kilogram. Classified as a "Lunar" feldspathic breccia, it originates from the Moon, making it among the rarest space rocks. Its dark grey interior contains fragmented feldspathic clasts and shock melt, with pieces ranging from 20g to 30g, including smaller fragments and dust sold at Space Store.

Martian Dust - NWA 6963

Specimen: Northwest Africa 6963
Type: Martian (Basaltic Shergottite)
Location of Find: South Morocco. Northwest Africa
Date of Find: 2011

NWA 6963, found in December 2011 near Morocco's Oued Touflit river, spurred a frenzy among meteorite hunters after its discovery by a Moroccan collector. Classified as a "Martian" basaltic shergottite, it features a shiny dark exterior with a thin fusion crust and a light grey interior containing black glass pockets from shock melting.


Specimen: Seymchan
Type: Pallasite
Location of Find: Russia
Date of Find: 1967

The main mass  of Seymchan was found during a survey in June 1967 by geologist F. A. Mednikov. The mass was a triangular-shaped thumb printed meteorite lying among the stones of the brook bed. A second specimen was found with a mine detector at a distance of 20 m from the first in October 1967 by I. H. Markov.


Specimen: Allende
Type: Carbonaceous Chondrite
Location of Find: Chihuahua, Mexico
Date of Find: Feb 8th 1969

A massive fireball illuminated Northern Mexico and Southwestern United States, moving northward. It resulted in a meteorite shower covering over 50 square kilometers, with pits scattered, including a prominent one measuring 60 cm across and 15 cm deep. Dr. E. King (NASA) and others conducted initial investigations.


Specimen: Brenham
Type: Pallasite
Location of Find: Kiowa County, Kansas, USA
Date of Find: 1882

In 1949, a collector named H.O. Stockwell discovered a mass of 450 kilograms (990 lb), known at the time as "The World's Largest Pallasite Meteorite." In October 2005, geologist Philip Mani and meteorite hunter Steve Arnold located and recovered the largest fragment ever found of Brenham: a single pallasite mass of 650 kilograms (1,430 lb).

NWA 1908

Specimen: Northwest Africa 1908
Type: Ordinary Chondrite
Location of Find: Northwest Africa
Date of Find: 2002

NWA 1908, an ordinary chondrite from Northwest Africa, yields valuable scientific insights about the early solar system's composition, captivating researchers and enthusiasts worldwide with its intriguing celestial origins and unique properties. Its study enhances our understanding of planetary formation and cosmic evolution.


Specimen: Twannberg
Type: Iron, IIG
Location of Find: Switzerland
Date of Find: May 9th 1984

The Twannberg meteorite, discovered in a barley field in Switzerland's Nidau district after ploughing, belongs to the rare IIG classification, with only six known meteorites in this group. According to John T. Wasson's study, IIG meteorites exhibit unique characteristics, including low nickel and high phosphorus contents.

NWA 869

Specimen: Northwest Africa 869
Type: Ordinary Chondrite
Location of Find: Northwest Africa
Date of Find: 2000

Northwest Africa 869, born from fire, is a captivating meteorite prized by collectors. Its rare L 3-6 classification signifies a blend of meteorite types within a single mass. NWA 869, a breccia, comprises compressed fragments, likely formed from an ancient asteroid collision between Mars and Jupiter.


Specimen: Nantan
Type: Iron, IAB-MG
Location of Find: China
Date of Find: 1958

The Nantan meteorite, believed to have fragmented upon its 1516 descent to Earth, scattered debris until its discovery in 1958 in Nantan County, Guangxi, China. Composed of an iron alloy with 6% nickel, it originates from the asteroid belt, which harbors billions of asteroids ranging from pebbles to giants.

Sikhote Alin

Specimen: Sikhote Alin
Type: Iron
Location of Find: Maritime Provinces, Russia
Date of Find: 12 February 1947

Witnesses in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Russia, observed a bright meteorite brighter than the sun, descending from the North at around 10:30 on 12 February 1947. The impact's flash and sound were perceived over 300 kilometers. Fragments, characterized by regmaglypts, broke off during descent or exploded upon impact.


Specimen: Tchifaddine
Type: H5 Melt Breccia
Location of Find: Agadez, Niger
Date of Find: 2016

Tchifaddine, or Tassédet 004, a H-impact melt breccia meteorite discovered near Agadez in Niger, showcases unique near-spherical shapes and rich, dark fusion crusts. Prepared specimens reveal abundant nickel-iron flecks, while larger slices feature metal veins and blebs, making it a visually captivating find for collectors.


Specimen: Tamdakht
Type: H5 Ordinary Chondrite
Location of Find: Quarzazate, Morocco
Date of Find: 20 December 2008

In 2008, the Tamdakht meteorite made a dramatic descent witnessed by Moroccan citizens who reported a massive fireball streaking across the sky, visible from the High Atlas Mountains. Weeks later, fragments were discovered near the impact site, totaling around 100kg, and named after a nearby village.


Specimen: Moldavite
Type: Tektite
Location of Find: Germany
Date of Find: 1786

Moldavite is a rare forest green, olive green, or blue-green vitreous silica rock formed by a meteorite impact in southern Germany about 15 million years ago. As a type of tektite, it's the only gem-quality tektite, distinguished by its glassy mixture from interplanetary collisions, making it highly unique among extraterrestrial objects.

NWA 11081

Specimen: Northwest Africa 11081
Type: Eucrite
Location of Find: Morocco
Date of Find: 2016

NWA 11081 originates from Asteroid Vesta, boasting a rare known origin among meteorites. This stony volcanic rock features a distinctive interior blending snow-white and darker grains. As part of the eucrite group, which accounts for just 5% of known meteorites, it provides evidence of volcanic activity on large asteroids in the solar system.

Libyan Desert Glass

Specimen: Libyan Desert Glass
Type: Tektite
Location of Find: Libyan Desert
Date of Find: 1930s

Libyan Desert Glass, a rare natural glass found in the Sahara Desert, is believed to have formed from a meteorite impact around 29 million years ago. It showcases unique yellow-green hues and is prized by collectors for its beauty and rarity, offering insights into both Earth's geological history and cosmic events.

El Boludo

Specimen: El Boludo
Type: Chondrite
Location of Find: Mexico
Date of Find: 2015

American prospector Greg Bruce and team discovered 19.62 kg of fragments and stones in Sonora, Mexico. The largest, 2396 grams, was found near El Boludo, a small town known for its rich mining history. Metal detectors aided in locating additional fragments and smaller stones during their search expedition in the region.

Campo del Cielo

Specimen: Campo del Cielo
Type: Iron, hexahedrite
Location of Find: Argentina
Date of Find: 1576

A group of iron meteorites in northwest Argentina, encompasses at least 26 craters over a 3 by 18.5 kilometers area. Estimated to be 4,000–5,000 years old, the craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576 and were known to local inhabitants. The total recovered weight is approx. 100 tonnes, potentially making it Earth's heaviest meteorites.


Specimen: Chelyabinsk
Type: Chondrite
Location of Find: Russia
Date of Find: 2013

In 2013, the blazing Chelyabinsk meteor, a 20m near-Earth asteroid, illuminated Russia. Its brilliance surpassed the Sun, visible up to 100 km away. Recorded by numerous cameras, eyewitnesses also felt intense heat. Exploding over Chelyabinsk Oblast at 29.7 km, it left surviving fragmentary meteorites.

Gold Basin

Specimen: Gold Basin
Type: Chondrite
Location of Find: Arizona
Date of Find: 1995

An Arizona gold prospector, Jim Kriegh, discovered ancient stone meteorites in an area of arroyos in Mohave County, Arizona. His friend and fellow metal detectorist, Twink Monrad, joined him in the hunt and they spent years carefully documenting their finds. Gold Basin has been described as “one of best mapped strewnfields in history.”
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