On 4th September 1886, the Russian town of Novo-Urei witnessed a meteorite fall, in which a total weight of just over 2 kilograms in three specimens was collected. One of them was crushed by some local peasants, mixed with water and drunk by them.
When another piece from the same fall was analysed, it was confirmed that it was a rather rare meteorite that started a new classification: ureilites, stony type meteorites with a composition which is very different from any other of their kind. Ureilites were the first meteorites in which composition diamonds were found.
About NWA 12806:
Place of discovery: Northwest Africa.
Place of purchase: Agadir, Morocco, 2019.
Total mass (g): 3,185 g.
Amount of pieces: 1
Shock stage: S2
Classified by: A. Greshake, MNB
An excellent slice of this scarce and rare meteorite. Polished on one side, and au naturel on the other side after cutting it with diamond wire.
We are of IMCA (International Meteorite Collectors Association) members with number # 7412, so we guarantee the authenticity of all our meteorites. Buy with guarantees.
Regards. Adrián Contreras.
- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- NWA 12806. UREILITA.
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Acondrita VERY RARE!
- 16.3 g
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Northwest Africa
- Origin (Country)