The Moon Pendant - Genuine Lunar Meteorite Jewelry
On Offer: Lunar Pendant in Sterling Silver with meteorite granules and/or dust particles from the lunar meteorite with official name NWA 11787.
Dimensions of the pendant excluding the bale: The waning moon is approximately 25mm x 18mm x 2mm, and the smaller full moon is approximately 10mm of diameter.
Meteorite Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia
Official Name: NWA 11787
|Northwest Africa 11787|
Name: Northwest Africa 11787
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11787
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Mass: 23.5 kg
This is 1 of 157 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia). [show all]
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|Comments:||Approved 26 May 2018|
Writeup from MB 107:
Northwest Africa 11787 (NWA 11787)
Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)
History: Purchased in Mauritania by Dustin Dickens from anonymous meteorite hunter.
Physical characteristics: Many visually identical appearing pieces, ranging from several kilograms to sub-gram fragments. Some pieces show a light-gray, remnant fusion crust on one or more faces, with most having no fusion crust. Saw cut reveals a fragmental breccia with white feldspathic clasts set in a dark-gray ground mass.
Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite is a polymict breccia of fragmental feldspathic, troctolitic and mafic lithologies, as well as fragmental pyroxene, olivine, plagioclase grains, and shock melt with vescicles.
Geochemistry: (C. Agee, UNM) olivine Fa: 25.6±8.9, Fe/Mn=95±18, n=13; low-Ca pyroxene Fs26.2±8.8Wo6.2±2.5, Fe/Mn=52±4, n=7; subcalcic augite Fs35.9±5.8Wo26.9±7.9, Fe/Mn=69±5, n=2; augite Fs14.5±7.1Wo41.0±2.0, Fe/Mn=45±15, n=3; plagioclase An96.2±0.8, n=6; Shock melt (20 _m defocused electron beam, proxy for bulk meteorite composition): SiO2=42.9±0.4, TiO2=0.11±0.05, Al2O3=31.1±4.0, Cr2O3=0.10±0.05, MgO=5.1±3.3, FeO=3.3±2.0, MnO=0.05±0.05, CaO=16.6±1.6, Na2O=0.37±0.06, K2O=0.04±0.00 (all wt%), n=3.
Classification: Lunar feldspathic breccia
Specimens: 21.25 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Dustin Dickens holds the main mass.
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