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NWA 11750   contributed by Pierre-Marie Pelé, IMCA 3360   MetBul Link

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Copyright (c) Pierre-Marie Pelé, Meteor-Center.com.
0.51 grams.   C3.00-ung

TKW 8.5 grams. Fall not observed. Purchased May 2016. Morocco.

The MetBul says "Reportedly found near Foum Zguid."


Pierre-Marie writes:
After a year of study at the CEREGE lab, the NWA 11750, a 8.49 grams stone only, has been declared the most primitive meteorite ever found. It is the first ever C3.00 ungrouped meteorite. It has no thermal and no aqueous alteration and is like a photo of the primitive dust and gaz nebula which formed the Sun, the Planets, planetoids and asteroids in our solar system.

NWA 11750 is the Holy Grail of meteorite research and will be deeply studied for years.

I gave the stone to the Science (except my slice).

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Pierre-Marie PELE (meteor-center.com)
 5/10/2018 1:02:09 AM
Many thanks for all your messages.
Mendy Ouzillou
 5/7/2018 5:44:44 AM
Pierre, This specimen is truly amazing and to call it scientifically important would be an understatement. What I find truly amazing though is your generosity to give it to science. Felicitations!
Kally Wombacher
 5/7/2018 3:11:28 AM
Fantastic material. Hope there will be some more material availiable in future. Thanks for showing this unique meteorite.
 5/7/2018 1:40:03 AM
Breathtaking news indeed, Pierre-Marie, thank you for letting us participate. C3, incrdible. Allows us viewing back into the very begin of the solar system.

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