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221 gram end cut. 25 x 70 x 110 mm.   Lunar

TKW 3.3 kg. Fall not observed. Found 2015.

Edwin writes:
This is a Lunar polymict breccia. One can easily distinguish the diverse lithologies within the matrix. The weathered exterior shows how rugged the matrix is.

Marlin Cilz did a beautiful job of cutting and polishing the specimen. With his fancy, newest wire saw, it still took over 45 hours to make this single cut. This is a testimonial of just how hard and tough these impact breccia can be. The real magic is in the cut with this new saw. The cut loss was just one gram!

As you can see, this gorgeous lunar meteorite specimen looks like two completely different matrices were fused together by cataclysmic impact.


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Fred Olsen
 8/15/2016 10:23:17 AM
Super Stone! very Nice.
Craig Whitford IMCA #2320
 8/15/2016 9:33:46 AM
Stunning specimen! Thanks for sharing!
Jansen Lyons
 8/15/2016 8:50:38 AM
Wow, that's an incredible cut!
Graham
 8/15/2016 5:57:47 AM
Very nice Edwin.
Lucian Cojocaru
 8/15/2016 3:23:48 AM
WOW ... This is cool piece ! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
 

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