A natural fragment of the NWA 869 meteorite.
Specimen Name: NWA 869
Specimen Type: Chondrite
Location of Find: Northwest Africa
Date of Find: 2000
Born by fire, Northwest Africa 869 is one of the most fascinating meteorites available to collectors. It has a highly unusual classification, L 3-6, meaning it shows characteristics of different meteorite types within the same mass. NWA 869 is a breccia — a rock made up of fragments of other rocks that have been compressed or cemented together. The most likely explanation for the formation of this mosaic-like mixture of space material is the collision of asteroid, millions or billions of years ago, somewhere in the void between Mars and Jupiter.
The meteorite comes in a small plastic casing with foam to protect each fragment. As well as a Specimen Identification Card for you to display at home. This is perfect as a gift!
Each of our NWA 869 fragments is similar to the one shown in the image, however no two fragments are identical.