Shergotty (Mars) – 0.5g


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** no shipment for this one due to very high value –  will be delivered to Ensisheim Meteorite Show in june **

Here is a 0.5g fragment of the Shergotty meteorite, the type specimen of the shergottites (Mars). It is an exceedlingly rare meteorite so of high value.

It is sold with label/certificate. This one comes from Marc Jost collection.

The Shergotty achondrite fell on August 25, 1865 at 9:00 a.m. near a town called Shergahti in Bihar State, India after detonations were heard (Graham et al. 1985). Duke (1968) refers to several stones with fusion crusts (figure 1), but this has not been confirmed. The main mass is at the Museum of the Geological Survey in Calcutta, India (figure 2). In 1984, an international consortium was organized by J. C. Laul to study ~30 grams of Shergotty in detail (see Laul 1986 a, b).

Here is a very interesting report about Shergotty.