A FRAGMENT OF THE MARTIAN ZAGAMI METEORITE
A FRAGMENT OF THE MARTIAN ZAGAMI METEORITE
A FRAGMENT OF THE MARTIAN ZAGAMI METEORITE
A FRAGMENT OF THE MARTIAN ZAGAMI METEORITE
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A FRAGMENT OF THE MARTIAN ZAGAMI METEORITE

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD

A FRAGMENT OF THE MARTIAN ZAGAMI METEORITE

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD

Lot Sold:1,500USD

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A FRAGMENT OF THE MARTIAN ZAGAMI METEORITE

FALL SITE: ZAGAMI, KATSINA PROVINCE, NIGERIA, 3 OCTOBER, 1962


Shergottite. 6.391 grams, 31.958 ct, 2.6 x .3 cm. 


The Zagami meteorite is the single largest Martian meteorite ever found, and prior to being cut up, its original weight, was 18.1 kg. On the 7 of November, 1996, 34 years after it fell to Earth, a small fragment of Zagami launched to Mars, attached to the Surveyor spacecraft; with this symbolic gesture, Zagami became the first meteorite to be sent back to its planet of origin by the hand of man. A rare piece of the Red Planet. 

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