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#1 bluesteel

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 05:04 PM

In my modest research regarding this, I have found out  there have been several meteorites found on Earth that come from our moon.  Quickly looking online, I see some people selling little "grains of sand" of the meteorite.  I am looking for something a bit bigger for a gift, that would be more than a spec of dust.  This will be my first foray into acquiring a specimen, and do not know much about who are reputable dealers, and who are not.  Somebody could be selling me dirt from their mud flap of their truck, and I would be none the wiser since I am a novice in this regard. 

I am not looking to spend more than $200 for a piece of the moon, and I have no idea what this price would get me.

Any and all advice regarding this would be very greatly appreciated! :)



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Posted 16 February 2016 - 05:52 PM

If you search "nwa 5000" on eBay, you'll find several examples of this meteorite for under $200.  They are small, but they are not sand grains and they are beautiful.



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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:02 PM

Here's one I bought several years ago for a little over $200. One of my favorite small pieces.

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:19 PM

You should try Michael Gilmer at Galactic Stone & Ironworks Meteorites. He does also sell on this site, so you should be able to contact him here.

 

Ebay is fine for meteorites, with a couple of caveats. Buy from dealers with a substantial history of selling meteorites, whose main product is meteorites and/or minerals, and with perfect or nearly so feedback. Avoid anything from China.

 

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:12 PM

Thank you everyone for your feedback.  Great advice lee14 to make sure that the sellers on ebay are dealing a lot with meteorites! Ed, NWA 5000 was exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for that hint.

Looks like someone will be receiving a unique gift, that in my opinion, is infinitely better than any diamond that is dug up on this planet by leaps and bounds. 


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