Zagami - Basaltic Shergottite
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Description: 

One of the best studied basaltic shergottites.

The meteorite landed about 10 feet away from a farmer who was trying to chase crows from his corn field in Nigeria on an October afternoon in 1962. The farmer heard a huge explosion and felt the pressure wave. The meteorite weighs around 18 kg and is the largest single individual Martian meteorite ever found.

The thin section here is mounted in a mounting medium with embedded sand grains, so the quartz in the periphery of the thin section is from Earth.

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Katsina, Nigeria
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Moderate
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Jurassic
Ma = Millions of years ago
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