SIA2747: Zagami - Stone, Achondrite (Martian basalt)

Copyright:Copyright © 2007 Calvin J. Hamilton
Date Added:2007/12/25
Location:Katsina Province, Nigeria

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This meteorite fell in 1962 in Katsina Province, Nigeria. It is believed that it is a fragment of a Martian lava flow. It found its way to Earth when a giant impact on Mars catapulted rock fragments into space. A close look at the black glass veins show they are impact melt that contain Martian gases.

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