For Sale IconNWA 5744 (Paired) Lunar Meteorites for Sale

Location: Reportedly from Mali--purchased from a Moroccan dealer in Tucson.

Found: 2009-15

Classification: Achondrite (lunar, granulitic troctolitic breccia)

Description: Greenish bluff-colored stones with prominent dark shock veins of translucent green glass. Granular texture is evident in hand specimen and under low magnification. Petrography and geochemistry from NWA 5744: "Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS; T. Bunch, NAU): Recrystallized breccia composed mainly of plagioclase (up to 100 µm) with fine-grained (<50 µm) olivine, pigeonite, orthopyroxene, and accessory Ti-chromite and Ni-bearing troilite. Geochemistry: Plagioclase (An97.9Or0.1), olivine (Fa20.7, FeO/MnO = 76.9–94.5), pigeonite (Fs16.6Wo9.7, FeO/MnO = 50). Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL): INAA on a 185 mg fragment gave FeO 5.7 wt%, Na2O 0.25 wt%; Sc 8.3, Cr 1050, La 1.1, Sm 0.47, Eu 0.58, Yb 0.42, Th 0.15, all in ppm."

Paired to Northwest Africa (NWA) 5744, 8599, 8651, 8687, & other yet unnamed stones.

See Washington University of Saint Louis's page on this grouping.

Comment: Why don't these specimens have a classification of their own? This is one of several meteorites that have come to the market in numerous parcels of virtually identical material. As can be seen from the Washington University page, cited above, this meteorite has been classified many times. I believe that another classification would only add cost without contributing any useful knowledge. Better to have a lower priced specimen than another duplicate classification.

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

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#NWA5744-133 #NWA5744-149 #NWA5744-196 #NWA5744-361 About Scale:  Each photo has a small one centimeter cube.  That's a little less than a half inch on a side.  The coin above is a US dime.
Weight: 0.133gm Weight: 0.149 gm Weight: 0.196 gm Weight: 0.361 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment
sold sold $128 sold

#NWA5744-502 # NWA5744-664 # NWA5744-687 #NWA5744-707 #NWA5744-796
Weight: 0.522 gm Weight: 0.644 gm Weight: 0.687 gm Weight: 0.707 gm Weight: 0.796gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment
sold Price: sold Price: sold sold sold

#NWA5744-1-141 #NWA5744-1-450 #NWA5744-2-975 #NWA5744-3-022 #NWA5744-3-297
Weight: 1.141gm Weight: 1.450gm Weight: 2.975gm Weight: 3.022 gm Weight: 3.297 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: End Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment
sold $880 sold sold sold

#NWA5744-3-978 # NWA5744-25-498
Weight: 3.978 gm Weight: 25.498 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: End
$2397 Price: $10000