NWA 6963 Mars Meteorite


NWA 6963 is a shergottite Martian meteorite which was discovered in morocco near the Qued Touflit river in the autumn of 2011. After the original piece was found, meteorite hunters scoured the area and found additional pieces that still had the dark fusion crust due to the friction of Earth’s atmosphere. Pieces were found ranging from 100g to 700g in weight and this meteorite also had minimal weathering which may indicated that the fall was a recent.

*This meteorite is predominantly composed of maskelynite and pyroxene which show core-to-rim zonation*

Find/Fall Find - 2011
Location Found: Guelmim-Es-Semara, Morocco
Class: Martian (shergottite)
Total Weight: 8kg (17.637lbs)