Rare Iron Meteorite/ NWA 2679

Exqusite, Extremely Rare, Saharan Iron Meteorite NWA 2679! This exceptional iron is particularily beautiful iron from the Saharan desert of north-west Africa. There is only one specimen of this meteorite known to exist. It has really amazing etch with micro crystals transected by a lattice work of amazing kamacite needles! This is a really bizzare etch and we have never seen another iron like it. UCLA has classified it as a IAB-sHL. Saharan irons are rare and this one is particularly rare with a total known weight prior to cutting of just 512 grams! After accounting for the type specimen donated to Science and cutting losses, there will only be about 360 grams of this iron left, and we are the sole suppliers. This gorgeous iron has a nickel content of 10.8%.

The Meteorit Bulletin write up is as follows:

Northwest Africa 2679 (NWA 2679) Morocco Found: 2004 Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-sHL) Petrography (J. Wasson, UCLA): Observations based on two regions with 25 cm2 area. Attractive Widmanstätten pattern. Kamacite bandwidth ~0.15 mm (Off). Kamacite bands have high aspect ratios and are irregular in width, becoming much thicker (up to 0.5 mm) when they enclose small schreibersite grains. Two large (8-9 mm) skeletal schreibersite masses are surrounded by swathing kamacite ~0.7 mm thick. Modal abundance of schreibersite ~0.4 vol%. No other inclusions recognized. Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 5.59, Ni (mg/g) 111.8, Ga (µg/g) 12.9, Ge (µg/g) <60, As (µg/g) 32.3, Ir (µg/g) 0.174, Au (µg/g) 3.28

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Amazing 9.4 gram "Dragon" meteorite NWA 2679!! SOLD!

Superb 250 gram etched Main Mass of NWA 2679!! SOLD!

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