Lunar Meteorite: Half Moon Display 400-600mg
Researchers estimate that meteorites from the Moon are between 4.5 to 2.9 billion years old. By comparison, the Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old, which means some meteorites are as old as our very own planet. Not only are these rocks incredibly ancient, but the journey that they’ve taken to get here is also a perilous one. Few meteorites survive their passage through Earth’s atmosphere, and fewer still are ever recovered by human beings. Meteorites land indiscriminately, and many have fallen in our oceans or in remote areas where they are either unreachable or have been destroyed by the elements. Of the rocks that are successfully recovered, only a small percentage are positively identified as meteorites, let alone meteorites of Martian or lunar origin. That’s why fewer than 0.01% of all meteorites discovered on Earth come from the Moon or Mars!
While it is illegal for private collectors to own Apollo return samples, it is entirely legal to buy lunar meteorites. These specimens have been analyzed and authenticated by leading meteorite scientists and are, without a shadow of a doubt, authentic and legitimate geological examples of our nearest celestial neighbor.
Extra Large Moon STEM Meteorite Rock Box
Average of 400-600 milligrams. Comes displayed in 2″x 1.5” acrylic presentation box.
Every specimen is 100% guaranteed to be authentic and as described. Because no two meteorites or impactites are the same, yours will be similar but not exact.
We strongly recommend that our customers purchase postal insurance for all orders. Insurance only costs a few dollars and it protects both purchaser and seller in case a package gets lost in the mail. United States Postal Service insurance rates are available upon request. For high value specimens we recommend sending by Registered Mail.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Meteorite Men are not responsible for uninsured packages once they are turned over to a carrier. In the unlikely event that an insured package is lost, buyer will be refunded in full, or may substitute another specimen of comparable value. If you are not satisfied with your purchase return it for a refund or exchange within 14 days (less shipping costs). We reserve the right to charge a 30% restocking fee on returned items.