NWA 6963 Found 2011 in Guelmim-Es-Semara, Morocco
The University of New Mexico Albuquerque classified the meteorites as rare Martian Shergottite.
In September, 2011, a Moroccan meteorite hunter found the first pieces of NWA 6963
In mid-May, 2012, the locality, near the river Oued Touflit, became widely known . Pieces ranging from 100 to 700 g have been recovered, as well as a few small pieces (3-10 g), most of them are broken and partially covered by a thin fusion crust. The total mass may be as much as 8-10 kg
Minimal weathering. Interior shows abundant maskelynite and shock melt vein.
international meteorite collector association number #3503
scale cube is 1 x 1 x 1 cm
- Forma mineral / Tipos de meteoritos
- Meteorito marciano NWA 6963 encontrado 2011
- Shergottita marciana
- 26×20×1.9 mm
- 1.8 g
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