Martian meteorites are the result of another meteorite hitting Mars and releasing its rock into space, where they were floating for probably millions of years until their trajectory led them to Earth. This martian rock was found in 2019 near the city of Ouargla in Algeria.
It has been classified as a martian meteorite (diabasic shergottite). Martian rocks have been analyzed and their composition has been studied in situ in the red planet. We know that martian meteorites come from Mars due to the similarities in the chemistry of their minerals, gasses trapped within them and Oxygen isotope ratios. All these data prove that these rocks could not come from any place of Earth or the Solar System but from Mars.
This piece is a very thin slice so the weight/surface ratio is excellent. It is so thin that it has some translucent minerals as seen in the pictures.
Weight: 2,844 grams.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
Last photo is courtesy of NASA.
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- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Shergottite martienne translucide. Météorite NWA 13190.
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Pas de réserve
- 2.84 g
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