Icelandite - The closest thing to a Mars rock on Earth

Icelandite (Mars Analog)
Icelandite (Mars Analog)
Item# JPT-Icelandite1
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Product Description

Icelandite is a very specific sub-variety of andesite, a volcanic rock associated with basalt. Icelandite has the distinction of being called the "closest thing on Earth to the rocks found at the (Mars) Pathfinder landing site".

Take a look again at the pictures of Mars taken during the Pathfinder mission...there's Yogi, Barnacle Bill, Stimpy, Flattop and the whole rocky gang...and they all have chemistry that most resembles this sample!

Source: Iceland

Specimen Size: 40mm X 32mm X 10mm, 14 grams

Specimen is presented in a 2-inch hinged perky.

Bet you do not have this one yet in your collection!