Press Release : Martian Materials Meteorite Store to open June 12, 2017


Roger Wehbe
May 26, 2017


Meteorite Store to open in Pottsville on June 12, 2017

Pottsville, Pa – Martian Materials™ will be opening the Mars One Meteorite Store in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Shoppers will be able to purchase raw and tumbled meteorites, as well as items made with extraterrestrial materials.

Mars One will be the only store in the world specializing in meteorites. Sold by weight, the meteorites start at $2 a gram.

The store will also feature a display with fragments of both Mars and Moon rocks. “We host a sizable fraction of all the available material from the planet Mars on Earth,” said Roger Wehbe, President/CEO of Martian Materials. “Individuals can come in and actually touch fragments of Martian and Lunar rocks, and leave with a meteorite to take home.”

Mars One Meteorite Store will have its official “blast off” on Monday, June 12th, 2017 opening at Noon! It is located at 18 North Second Street in Pottsville PA.

For more information, visit the Martian Materials Facebook page,

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The Traveling Martian Materials Mars exhibit relies on teachers like you so your students can experience the inner solar system personally.  All our meteorites come with professional certification.   They also come with a Martian Materials employee to help address any questions you may have. We are the leading STEM program for school districts regarding Space Materials.

How did we obtain rocks from Asteroids, Mars, Mercury and the Moon?
We purchase the Meteorites from verified vendors.   These stones come certified with all the required paperwork. They are precious stones.

How did something get off the surface of Mars, Mercury or the Moon and land on Earth?
An Asteroid hit Mars or whatever planetary body, ejected material to space and eventually it landed on Earth.   In concept it’s simple until you try to imagine the size of the blast on Mars.   These impacts were huge.

The goal of this project is to get students interested in Mars.  Holding Mars rocks we believe is the most powerful way that can happen.  It is very hard to describe in words what it feels like to hold part of another planet.

Grade Levels
Kindergarten to Multi-PHD degree carrying professional Astronomers and Geologists.   They are Rocks from the Red Planet  and Earth’s Moon as well as  other parts of the Solar System.    It inspires all ages and the Material speaks for itself.

For the most part, FREE

We normally would like to setup in a library or a dedicated classroom for 1/2 or a full day,  and the classes can come throughout the day and look. We allow the children to physically hold the stones and ask questions. It’s the most powerful STEM program possible.

Extraterrestrial Inventory

This is only a partial listing. Our access to material is not limited only to meteorites. We also have small samples from Spacecraft like Apollo 11, various shuttles as well as Russian ships.

3103 Egar
Planet Mercury – North West Africa 7325 (Likely)  We discuss this stone in detail since it’s very likely and not confirmed from the Planet Mercury.  
Venus – Sadly there are no known Meteorites on Earth from Venus. There are many reasons, such as a thick and hot atmosphere that “grinds” the rocks inbound to a fairly strong gravity well.
Earth – We have a large number of donated samples to see, from Fossils to Coal to Tektites.
Earth’s Moon – Northwest Africa 3163 | Northwest Africa 4932 | Northwest Africa 10823 
Planet Mars : Martian Tissint Meteorite  | Northwest Africa 6963 | Northwest Africa 7034 (Black Beauty) | Northwest Africa 1068 | Northwest Africa 8656 | Northwest Africa 4468
Martian Moon of Phobos : Kaidun has a possible match with Dhofar 535. Kaidun is believed to be from Phobos. We have a small sample of Dhofar 535

Named Asteroids like 4 Vesta (Eucrite , very likely 4 Vesta Origin)

Asteroids NWA XXXX – Unclassified meteorites We have a large inventory of NWA Unclassified, high metal, likely asteroids.
Destroyed Planet – We have samples of Ureilite Meteorites, likely from a destroyed planet.

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