Lunar meteorite - Dar al Gani 400 - 10.7 g, 112 mm

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Lunar meteorite - Dar al Gani 400 - 10.7 g, 112 mm
1998 - Al Jufrah, Libya

Op 10 March 1998, a 1.425 kg stone was found in Dar al Gani in the Libyan desert. The meteorite is partly covered with a brownish fusion crust; fresh surfaces are gray to dark gray. The fine-grained impact-melt breccias (a structure where remnants of an older meteorite impact are part of the mass) make us believe it could come from the moon.

Detailed research carried out by an institute closely connected to NASA has shown that this meteorite has a similar composition to pieces of moon that were brought back from the Apollo 14 and 16 flights, confirming that the DAG400 is in fact a Lunar meteorite (anorthositic breccia).

This type of meteorites is very popular with collectors, but because of the high price (up to 1500$/g) only small pieces are available. The reason is that it is very difficult to cut a lunar meteorite (you cannot use water). A professor of Prague university recently developed a method of polishing lunar stones and cutting them into slices of 1 mm. Because of the small mass, it was only possible to cut a dozen or so slices, and one of these slices is this one.
This is the link to the NASA report
http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/antmet/PDFFiles/F07_DaG400v3.pdf
Will be shipped with a certificate of authenticity signed by the finder and a special protective case.

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