More Precious than Gold

A piece of the Moon: one of the rarest substances on Earth

Marc Newson is one of the most accomplished and influential designers of our time. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines to create everything from chairs, household objects, a concept car to restaurants, interiors of private and commercial jets and a spaceplane, designed for EADS Astirum, the fulfilment of a lifelong personal ambition.

The design concept for the Lunar Rock Edition is inspired by the Apollo 11 LEM (lunar excursion module). Each book is contained in a LEM-inspired case whose surface is an actual 3D topography of the Moon made from a single piece of aluminum, and is accompanied by a separately packaged, authentic and documented piece of lunar rock, all ranging in weight, size and coloration.

The Lunar Rock Edition is limited to 12 copies only (edition no. 1958-1969). Copy no. 1969 includes a complete Lunar Meteorite weighing in at 348 grams. One of the largest lunar meteorites ever found on Earth, this is an extremely rare item as nearly all meteorites have been cut into smaller portions for sale or for study.


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No. 1,958  
ce moonfire lunar rock 1958 sold NWA 2995
(Paired Individual)
Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia
Discovery site: Algeria
Size: 34 x 17 x 1 mm
Weight: 1.40 grams
60,000 Euro

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No. 1,959
 
ce moonfire lunar rock 1959 NWA 2995
Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia
Discovery site: Algeria
Size: 50 x 28 x 1 mm
Weight: 4.70 grams
75,000 Euro

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No. 1,960
 
ce moonfire lunar rock 1960 sold NWA 2727
Type: Olivine Gabbro / Mare Basalt Regolith Breccia
Discovery site: North West Africa
Size: 29 x 27 x 5 mm
Weight: 6.52 grams
75,000 Euro

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No. 1,961
 
ce moonfire lunar rock 1961 NWA 2995
Type: Lunar Feldspathic Fragmental Breccia
Discovery site: Algeria
Size: 78 x 39 x 2 mm
Weight: 6.57 grams
75,000 Euro

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No. 1,962
 
ce moonfire lunar rock 1962 sold Unnamed
Type: Anorthositic Impact-Melt Breccia with possible large Olivine Gabbro clasts
Discovery site: North West Africa
Size: 25 x 21 x 11 mm
Weight: 8.9 grams
75,000 Euro

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No. 1,963
 
ce moonfire lunar rock 1963 sold NWA 2200
Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia
Discovery site: Morocco
Size: 35 x 24 x 10 mm
Weight: 12.64 g
95,000 Euro

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NOTE:
Following standard conventions established by the Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society, each distinct meteorite fall or find is named after its discovery site with the location usually abbreviated (e.g. NWA for North West Africa). Often a meteorite mass will break up into several pieces upon impact with Earth’s atmosphere. The main mass will receive a unique name (e.g. NWA 2995), and any "paired" fragments discovered nearby with the same composition are given the designation of "Paired Individual." With rare exceptions, the meteorites are cut into smaller pieces for scientific analysis and sale to institutions and private individuals.

Order information:
To order one of the remaining copies, please contact Catherine Gunczi at our headquarters (+49-221-20 18 01 59 or c.gunczi@taschen.com) or, for USA and Canada, Amy Quinn at our Los Angeles office (+1-323-463-4441 or a.quinn(at)taschen.com) to let us know your first and second choice. We’ll try to accommodate your wishes as best we can.

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Norman Mailer, MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition, designed by Marc Newson
Hardcover, 36.5 x 44 cm (14.4 x 17.3 in.), 350 pages
Includes Marc Newson Package and comes with unique Lunar Rock and Framed Print

Read about the book here!
<em>Each book is contained in a LEM-inspired case whose surface is an actual 3D topography of the Moon made from a single piece of aluminum (Size: 523 x 596 x 347 mm, Weight: 22 kilograms), and is accompanied by a separately packaged piece of lunar rock:</em>
Each book is contained in a LEM-inspired case whose surface is an actual 3D topography of the Moon made from a single piece of aluminum (Size: 523 x 596 x 347 mm, Weight: 22 kilograms), and is accompanied by a separately packaged piece of lunar rock:
<em>Each copy includes a Plexiglas-framed, ready-to-hang, archival-quality, numbered photographic print, produced using the revolutionary new Skia printing technique, and signed by Buzz Aldrin: </em>
Each copy includes a Plexiglas-framed, ready-to-hang, archival-quality, numbered photographic print, produced using the revolutionary new Skia printing technique, and signed by Buzz Aldrin:
<em>Plexiglas-framed print, signed by Buzz Aldrin (32.5 x 40 cm / 12.8 x 15.7 in.)</em><em><br /> </em>
Plexiglas-framed print, signed by Buzz Aldrin (32.5 x 40 cm / 12.8 x 15.7 in.)