Lunar Anorthosite Genesis Rock is a science gift store and products outlet for the adult science enthusiast, science educator, and scientific researcher. We specialize in selling some of the coolest and most unique specimens on the planet. From Earth's oldest rocks to the Pacific ocean floor manganese nodules, there is always something interesting to add to the science enthusiast's collection! We also specialize in hand made artisan meteorite, lightning sand, and Libyan Desert Glass jewelry.

Lunar Anorthosite Display Plaque, Tag

Lunar Anorthosite Display Plaque Tag
Lunar Anorthosite Display Plaque Tag
Item# JPT-anorthplaque
Regular price: $199.95
Sale price: $185.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

Product Description

Lunar Anorthosite Display Plaque

This lunar anorthosite display plaque is the Earth analog of the "Genesis Rock," collected by the crew of Apollo 15. It came to be called the "Genesis Rock" due to its extreme formation age. Anorthosite is a relatively lightweight silicate rock that forms much of the ancient crust of the Moon.

Finding the original "Genesis Rock" on surface of the Moon proved the theory that the Moon was once molten, and formed layers of different density rock and metal as it cooled.

This geological display is presented on an 7 X 9 inch two-toned (walnut and oak) real wood plaque with an engraved title plate. The anorthosite is about the size of a fist, about the same size as the priceless "Genesis Rock" itself. Great gift or collection display for someone who loves astronomy and earth science.

This anorthosite is NOT from the Moon, but is earth's best analog.

Anorthosite size: 5"W X 2.75" D X 2.75" D. Weight: 1.5 lbs

You have the choice of having the anorthosite fixed (glued) or unfixed to the base. There are choices because you also can display the specimen on the side you prefer (unattached or fixed to base), not just the way it is pictured.

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