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Lunar Meteorite 16.16g I NWA 11303 I Lunar Feldspathic Breccia Teaching Slice

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On Offer:  16.16g Amazing lunar meteorite full polished "*teaching" slice specimen of the feldspathic breccia NWA 11303.

Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia
Official name:  NWA 11303
Mass:  16.16g
Paren body: The 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:  16.16 gram polished teaching slice specimen of the lunar feldspathic breccia meteorite  NWA 11303.
*A 'teaching' slice is a slice that is thick enough to be used for outreach and handled by students and enthusiasts without fear of breaking. Typically collectors prize rare meteorite slices that are ultra-thin and maximize surface area to weight ratios. This is the exact opposite, and is prized for its durability.
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What you get: 16.16 gram polished teaching slice  Lunar Meteorite Specimen as Shown, Membrane Storage/Display Box, signed Certificate of Authenticity
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ID: LUNA18002
Northwest Africa 11303
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11303
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11303 
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa) 
Mass:help 6 kg
Recommended:   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).  [show all]
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Comments: Approved 24 Feb 2018
Writeup from MB 107: 

Northwest Africa 11303 (NWA 11303)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017 Mar

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Material excavated from a site near Tindouf, Algeria, was purchased by Dustin Dickens in March 2017 from a Mauritanian dealer. The coordinates of the site are unknown.

Physical characteristics: Many small fragments coated by pale reddish-brown terrestrial weathering products. The fresh interiors of the largest fragments exhibit white to beige clasts in a dark gray, fine-grained matrix.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of angular mineral grains of anorthite, olivine, orthopyroxene, exsolved pigeonite, ferroan pigeonite, augite, ilmenite, Ti-chromite and fayalite in a partly vesicular matrix containing minor kamacite and barite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa26.7-47.2, FeO/MnO = 75-81, N = 2), orthopyroxene (Fs24.1Wo3.6, FeO/MnO = 67), orthopyroxene host (Fs47.1Wo3.3, FeO/MnO = 68), ferroan pigeonite (Fs52.4Wo18.8, FeO/MnO = 67), augite (Fs8.0Wo44.3, FeO/MnO = 35), plagioclase (An96.7-97.4Or0.2-0.1, N = 2).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic regolith breccia).

Specimens: 20.0 g including one polished endcut at UWB; remainder with Mr. D. Dickens.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Mauritania
Date: P 2017 Mar
Mass (g): 6000
Pieces: several
Class: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage: low
Weathering grade: low
Fayalite (mol%): 26.7-47.2
Ferrosilite (mol%): 24.1; 52.4; 8.0
Wollastonite (mol%): 3.6; 18.8; 44.3
Classifier: A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g): 20.0
Type spec location: UWB
Main mass: D. Dickens
Comments: Work name DD17-10; submitted by A. Irving



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