- Meteorite Type: Stone (Shergottite)
- Witnessed Fall: No
- Additional Info: Full slices of Mars in attractive display box with COA. Found, Northwest Africa, 2012
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Despite the six spacecraft that have successfully landed on Mars, the only Martian rock samples available for study on Earth are from Martian meteorites. There are currently only 96 Martian meteorites on Earth and, as our colleagues at the IMCA wrote: “This is because more of the Martian meteorites probably are launch paired; that is, they probably are pieces from different parts of single lava flows.”
A fascinating thought, given that these meteorites did not fall in the same country or even on the same continent! Get your full slice of this amazing and rare piece of the Red Planet today, at the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on quality Martian material.
Northwest Africa 7397 is a martian meteorite found in the dry deserts of Africa in 2012. It was examined by meteorite scientists A. Irving and S. Kuehner at the University of Washington and classified as a shergottite. These are superb FULL SLICES averaging 12 mm x 13 mm in size, not the tiny crumbs offered elsewhere and have been expertly prepared on a special hi-tech saw for maximum surface area and comes with a certificate signed by Geoff Notkin. Own a piece of the Red Planet at an extraordinarily low price!