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30.65g Lunar Meteorite Complete Slice - NWA 14041

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On Offer:  Spectacular 30.65 gram lunar meteorite slice. This NWA 14041 lunar meteorite is a beautiful brecciated lunar meteorite, with a vey complex interior in comparison with many feldspathic breccia.

Official name: NWA 14041

Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia

Dimensions:  This spectacular slice is approximately:  82.9 mm x 75 mm x 2.1 mm 

Year Found: 2021

Country: Mali

Parent body: Our Moon - this is material ejected from our Moon when it was hit by another meteorite and became a meteorite itself when it hit the Earth.

Description: An amazing 30.65 gram lunar feldspathic breccia meteorite slice. This slice has been polished on both sides for optimal value and display options.
What you get: 30.65 gram Lunar Meteorite specimen as shown, membrane Storage/Shipping box, display stand, and signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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Northwest Africa 14041
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14041
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14041
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Mali
Mass:help 11.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 240 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 6 Jul 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14041 (NWA 14041)

Mali

Purchased: 2021 Feb

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Found in Mali by camel shepherds in January 2021 and subsequently purchased in Algeria by Ahmed Salek.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Breccia composed of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, pigeonite, exsolved pigeonite and minor Ti-chromite set in a fine grained matrix containing minor secondary calcite and a K-Ca-bearing zeolite phase.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa29.0-51.5, FeO/MnO = 99-102, N = 4), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs23.3Wo3.7, FeO/MnO = 60), pigeonite (Fs32.6-68.1Wo8.7-19.5, FeO/MnO = 52-75, N = 4), pigeonite host (Fs42.0Wo10.4, FeO/MnO = 66), augite exsolution lamella (Fs22.1Wo40.6, FeO/MnO = 71), anorthite (An90.8-96.0Or0.1, N = 3).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia).

Specimens: 23.6 g in the form of a polished endcut at UWB; remainder with Mr. A. Salek.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase: Algeria
Date: P 2021 Feb
Mass (g): 11700
Pieces: 5
Class: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage: low
Weathering grade: low
Fayalite (mol%): 29.0-51.5
Ferrosilite (mol%): 23.3; 32.6-68.1
Wollastonite (mol%): 3.7; 8.7-19.5
Classifier: A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g): 23.6
Type spec location: UWB
Main mass: A. Salek
Comments: Work name Ahmed 01; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)

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