NWA 4932 Lunar Feldspathic Impact Melt Breccia Meteorite

NWA 4932 Lunar Feldspathic Impact Melt Breccia Meteorite
NWA 4932 is an unusual lunar meteorite found in the Sahara Desert in October 2007. A single 93.3 gram stone was found, and after continuous searching of the area since the find. This meteorite is especially rare considering its very low Total Known Weight and no pairings after five years of searching for more!

Being an impressive Impact Melt Breccia (IMB), it takes a very high polish, which strongly displays the minute details such as very fine-grained texture, many small white clasts and occasional nickel-iron metal grains dispersed throughout the stone. These metal grains have been analyzed by a prominent laboratory and have the same composition as that of enstatite chondrite metal (from previous impactors that struck the Moon).

NWA 4932 is compositionally very similar to material brought back to Earth by the NASA Apollo 16 mission in 1972. With such a low Total Known Weight, there are only a small handful of slices available to collectors and museums. Each slice has been expertly polished to a high luster on one side to display the characteristics of this lunaite.

Meteoritical Bulletin entry for NWA 4932:
Click here for the Official classification of NWA 4932

NWA 4932 Lunar Feldspathic Impact Melt Breccia Meteorite
3.332g Complete Slice
37mm x 21mm x 2mm
$4,150.00
NWA 4932 Lunar Feldspathic Impact Melt Breccia Meteorite
3.112g Complete Slice
43mm x 21mm x 2mm
$3,890.00
NWA 4932 Lunar Feldspathic Impact Melt Breccia Meteorite
2.812g Complete Slice
43mm x 20mm x 2mm
$3,515.00
NWA 4932 Lunar Feldspathic Impact Melt Breccia Meteorite
0.852g Fragment
16mm x 7mm x 5mm
$1,065.00
NWA 4932 Lunar Feldspathic Impact Melt Breccia Meteorite
3.548g Cut Fragment
23mm x 15mm x 7mm
$2,995.00
 
   
 
 
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