Dr Carl Agee (UNM) examines a small Black Beauty specimen for me.
While visiting Carl Agee (Director and Curator, Institute of Meteoritics Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences) at UNM recently, I was lucky enough to get to examine "Black Beauty" NWA 7034 Main Mass in person.
Excerpt form Wikipedia:
Northwest Africa 7034 is a Martian meteorite believed to be the second oldest discovered to date. It is estimated to be two billion years old and contains the most water of any Martian meteorite found on earth. Although it is from Mars it does not fit into any of the three SNC meteorite categories, and forms a new Martian meteorite group named "Martian (basaltic breccia)". Nicknamed "Black Beauty", it was purchased in Morocco and a slice of it was donated to the University of New Mexico by its American owner.
Click on any photo to see a close-up of NWA 7034