Northwest Africa 998

the unique orthopyroxene-bearing nakhlite meteorite from the Planet Mars

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NWA 998 is one of the most scientifically important Martian Meteorites ever found on earth:

         NWA 998 is an ankeritic carbonate meteorite.  Only one other meteorite has been described in this  manner ---the famous ALH84001 which is unavailable to private collectors.

         NWA 998 contains water bearing minerals.  Think about it - ACTUAL MICROSCOPIC  MARTIAN WATER trapped in a mineral of this meteorite!!!

         NWA 998 is a UNIQUE Orthopyroxene bearing Nakhlite like no other Nakhlite available.

         NWA 998  is believed to have been altered on Mars by EXTRATERRESTRIAL weathering.

         NWA 998  is currently being studied by no less than 5 prominent institutions in Europe and North America.  Scientifically, this is the HOTTEST meteorite in the world.

         All current scientific information on NWA 998 can be found at the following link - Click  Here

 

 

 

NWA 998 weighed only one pound when it was found.  Some material was lost in cutting and a significant amount has been set aside for scientific research.  This leaves a very limited amount of NWA 998 available for collectors.

The material listed below is currently available for sale:

 

 

 

Each specimen comes complete with a photographic identifier certificate of authenticity, Identification card, Metal ID tag, NWA 998 business card, and Informational Post Card.  Specimen comes packaged in a plastic display box which suspends the specimen between two membranes.

 

 

 

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Certificate of Authenticity

Identification card and ID tag

NWA 998 Business Card

NWA 998 Post Card

Membrane suspension box

 

 

 

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Vials of dust and small fragments are available at a reduced price.   If you have access to a surface viewing microscope you can clearly see the green and brown crystals just like on the surface of the larger fragments sold below.  This vial contains .010 grams and sells for $50-  This is a very popular way to own and view this meteorite.  You can also special order a different quantity, just ask!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a beautiful specimen with colorful crystals.  Specimen shown in the membrane suspension box which is included.  This fragment weighs .150 grams. - SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

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A beautiful specimen with colorful crystals taken entirely from the interior of the meteorite.  The first photo shows this specimen in the membrane suspension box.  The second photo is for scale.  This fragment weighs .728 grams. - $3600-

 

 

 

 

 

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A beautiful specimen with colorful crystals taken entirely from the interior of the meteorite.  The first photo shows this specimen in the membrane suspension box.  The second photo is for scale.  This fragment weighs .864 grams. -SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

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A beautiful specimen with colorful crystals taken entirely from the interior of the meteorite.  The first photo shows this specimen in the membrane suspension box.  The second photo is for scale.  This fragment weighs .924 grams. - SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

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A large piece of NWA 998 with fusion crust.  The first photo shows the interior side of the specimen.  The second photo shows the opposite side which represents the outside edge of the meteorite with fusion crust.   The third photo shows the thickness.  This fragment weighs 6.3 grams and measures 29 mm by 16 mm by 8 mm thick.  All measurements were taken at the widest point. - SOLD

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Some additional specimens are available.  Please email with your requirements.

 

 

 

All current scientific information on NWA 998 can be found here.

 

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