A black beauty from Space
The micrometeorite [NMM 1216] is a large (~0.3 millimeters) cryptocrystalline (CC) type micrometeorite with a fantastic sculptural and aerodynamic form. It has large olivine (forsterite) crystal domains, a “turtleback” variety. A classical micrometeorite and a treasure in any collection. The stone was found 2018 0515 on the roof of Nordre Follo Ren, Viken, Norway.
NMM 1216 - Nordre Follo
Top quality micrometeorite mounted on a signed microslide (cardboard/aluminum/glass). The stone is from Jon Larsen’s collection and is in pristine condition (no sign of weathering, low terrestrial age), complete and oriented.
The stone is a part of the collection found during the fourth season of micrometeorite findings/verification in populated areas (2018). The catalogue number refers to the NMM archive (the main index of Norwegian Micro Meteorites, Jon Larsen’s urban Stardust Collection), and the stone was found and curated by Jon Larsen.
The MM has been confirmed extraterrestrial by SEM/EDS analysis and visual identification by Jon Larsen, and is a verified micrometeorite, hereby confirmed in writing. The stone is delivered with a signed Certificate of Authenticity incl. classification, a signed label, plus one digital color photo. Note the image credit for the color photo: © Jan Braly Kihle/Jon Larsen, Project Stardust.