2.52" Polished "Apollo" Lunar Meteorite Slice (13.1 g) - Gadamis 003

This is a beautiful, 2.52" wide (13.1 gram) slice of the lunar meteorite, Gadamis 003. It has been polished on one side and displays the type of patterning that just screams moon rock.

The Gadamis 003 Meteorite

Gadamis 003 is a lunar ferroan anorthosite meteorite: it is a piece of lunar crust ejected into space by an impact on the Moon's surface. About 1.3 kilograms of the meteorite are known and were found near the site of another lunar meteorite, Gadamis 002, in Libya in 2021. It is a beautiful cataclastic anorthitic plagioclase with a greenish, weathered exterior and an interior of brecciated gray-greens and whites in black fusion crust. It is a truly stunning rock!

This meteorite is particularly unique: it is almost identical to lunar samples brought back by the Apollo 16 mission to the Moon! These samples are all owned by the government with none in private hands, so this is your opportunity to own a genuine moon rock very similar to the NASA samples!

Meteoritical Bulletin: Entry for Gadamis 003 Meteorite

Moon Rocks... On Earth...

Think the only moon rocks on Earth are samples brought back from Apollo missions? Think again!

Lunar meteorites are formed like other stony (chondrite) meteorites, but they were ejected into space by meteorites and other celestial bodies hitting the moon. Almost all lunar meteorites are brecciated amalgamations of feldspathic and basaltic rocks commonly found on the Moon's surface.

Lunar meteorites are pretty rare to find on Earth: the vast majority of meteorites are from the asteroid belt, and less than 1 percent of classified meteorites are lunar in origin. The total mass of all known lunar meteorites is probably less than 1,000 kilograms. Owning a piece of the moon is a pretty rare accomplishment!

One reason they are so rare is because lunar meteorites superficially look just like earth rocks. Even a true meteorite expert would not recognize a lunar meteor laying on the ground among earthly stones. Lunar meteorites have only been recognized in places naturally devoid of rocks, like sandy deserts and ice sheets. In fact, there has never been a lunar meteorite classified from North America, South America or Europe. Most are found in the Sahara Desert (Northwest Africa), Antarctica, or Oman. All Antarctic meteorites are governmental property so they cannot be privately attained.
Lunar (Ferroan Anorthositic)
Gadamis, Libya
2.52 x 1.1", 0.14" thick, Weight: 13.1 grams