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.

Note: I have much more of this material waiting to be prepared.

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

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#NWA5744-066 #NWA5744-126 #NWA5744-127 #NWA5744-221 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: 0.066 gm Weight: 0.126 gm Weight: 0.127 gm Weight: 0.221 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: End of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: End
Price: sold sold sold sold

#NWA5744-230 # NWA5744-259 # NWA5744-340 #NWA5744-359 #NWA5744-468
Weight: 0.230 gm Weight: 0.259 gm Weight: 0.340 gm Weight: 0.359 gm Weight: 0.468 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: End of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment
sold Price: sold Price: sold sold $239

#NWA5744-499 #NWA5744-598 #NWA5744-1-418 #NWA5744-1-888 #NWA5744-2-127
Weight: 0.499 gm Weight: 0.598gm Weight: 1.418 gm Weight: 1.888 gm Weight: 2.172 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment
sold sold sold $949 $1089

#NWA5744-2-183 #NWA5744-2-570 #NWA5744-2-695 #NWA5744-2-730 #NWA5744-3-136
Weight: 2.183 gm Weight: 2.570 gm Weight: 2.695 gm Weight: 2.730 gm Weight: 3.136 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: Slice of fragment Features: End Features: Slice of fragment
sold $1290 $1353 $1370 $1573

#NWA5744-3-363 # NWA5744-25-498
Weight: 3.363 gm Weight: 25.498 gm
Features: Slice of fragment Features: End
$1687 Price: $10000