SIA2745: Nakhla - Stone, Achondrite (Martian calcium-rich pyroxenite) Meteorite

Copyright:Copyright © 2007 Calvin J. Hamilton
Date Added:2007/12/22
Location:Alexandria, Egypt

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This meteorite fell in 1911 in Alexandria, Egypt. It is believed to have formed on Mars based on its dense pyroxene (greenish-gray) and olivine (brown) crystals which are a signature of martian molten rock. It also contains water-bearing minerals.

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