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Lunar Meteorite 197.8g I Lunar Breccia - NWA 11303 I Beautiful Moon Rock

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Lunar Meteorite - Feldspathic Breccia

Mass: 197.8g

Name: NWA 11303

Classification: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia

Description: An amazing 197.8 gram specimen of the lunar meteorite NWA 11303. This is a feldspathic breccia. These breccias are prized by collectors for the stark light and dark contrast between matrix and clasts. This is an actual 197.8g gram piece of the Moon that was ejected from it’s surface when another meteorite struck it with enough force to send pieces into an Earth crossing trajectory. 

Official Name: NWA 11303 

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ID - TMSBNWA113031804



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.

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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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