NWA 4587 Ungrouped Achondrite Meteorite Slice .280g
This Meteorite is Paired to the Famous and Record Setting NWA 011
NOT FROM 4 VESTA - PARENT BODY UNKNOWN!
.280 gram part slice of NWA 4587, an Ungrouped Achondrite purchased in Morocco in June 2006. This unusual meteorite is paired to NWA 011, which was first thought to be an unusual eucrite from the planet Mercury! Scientific analysis performed since then (including multiple measurements of oxygen isotopes) suggests that NWA 011 and its pairings probably are rare samples from a different and somewhat large parent body other than 4 Vesta, which also may be the source of CR chondrites. The officially classified pairings include; NWA 011(40g), NWA 2400(137g) and NWA 2976(219g). NWA 4587 is the largest of all the pairings at 530 grams, making the total combined weight 926 grams.