For Sale IconNWA1242 A2 Mesosiderite Meteorites for Sale

Location: Gillio, Libya

Found: 1985

Type: Mesosiderite-A2

Description: Two fully ablated pieces of a mesosiderite (total known weight ~7 kg) were found near the village of Gillio by unknown oil exploration workers and put into service as bookends for 13 years. Purchased in 1998 by an anonymous dealer. Reports of a strewn field are presently unconfirmed. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): type 2A; contains scarce, metal nodules up to 19 mm in diameter; Mg-rich pyroxene overgrowths on Ca-pyroxene clasts; moderate resorption of plagioclase. Orthopyroxene (Fs33Wo3) replaces pigeonite (Fs34Wo8) and exsolved augite (Fs43Wo42); plagioclase (An92); pyrrhotite, chromite (Al2O3 = 8.4 wt%); kamacite, 5.8 wt% Ni; rare taenite (42 wt% Ni), silica and phosphate. Shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W0.

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

# NWA1242-5-9 # NWA1242-7-9 # NWA1242-11-6 # NWA1242-13-6 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: 5.9 gm Weight: 7.9 gm Weight: 11.6 gm Weight: 13.6 gm
Features: Part slice. Features: Part slice. Features: Part slice. Features: Part slice.
Price: sold sold sold sold

# NWA1242-21-2 # NWA1242-23-3 # NWA1242-33-4
Weight: 21.2 gm Weight: 23.3 gm Weight: 33.4 gm
Features: Part slice. Features: Part slice. Features: Part slice.
sold $355 $506