Occasionally meteorites strike the planet Mars with enough force to throw pieces of the planet out into space. Against all odds, some of those fragments have traveled through space and impacted with our own planet.
NORTHWEST AFRICA 6963 (Martian)
Martian Shergottite, Found in Morocco, 2011
In September of 2011 a Moroccan meteorite hunter recovered the first pieces of NWA 6963. Further searches produced specimens ranging from 100 to 700 grams, as well as a few from 3-10 grams. It is thought that the total mass could weigh a massive 8-10 kilograms. We have very few fragments — some with fusion crust — and a few slices available.
NORTHWEST AFRICA 7397
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. The superb slices were expertly prepared on a special hi-tech saw for maximum surface area and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. The amazing fragments allow you to clearly view greenish-hue interior and some specimens have fusion crust! Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of the Red Planet. We have a very limited supply of these lovely difficult-to-acquire specimens.