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Lunar Meteorite 7.29 grams I Lunar Feldspathic Breccia - NWA 10964

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Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia
Origin: The Moon - this is material ejected from our Moon when it was hit by a meteorite and then became a meteorite when it hit the Earth.
Official name: NWA 10964
Description: A 7.29 gram half individual (meaning it is one half of a complete individual meteorite) lunar feldspathic breccia meteorite NWA 10964. Top Meteorite offers exceptional quality specimens at very reasonable prices. Dimensions: 31.87mm x 22.62mm x 9.15mm.
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Northwest Africa 10964
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10964
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10964
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 26 g
Recommended:   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 17 Dec 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10964 (NWA 10964)

(Northwest Africa)

Find: 2015

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Dustin Dickens from a nomad in Morocco, 2016.

Petrography: (Z. Guo, UWO) Dark impact melt with xenocrysts of plagioclase, olivine, and pyroxene and igneous clasts. A few metal grains are dispersed within the breccia. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.38.

Geochemistry: Mineral composition and geochemistry: Fayalitic olivine Fa93.4±6.1 with Fe/Mn ratio of 77.4±7.4 (N=4); Ferroan olivine Fa49.7±10.4 with Fe/Mn ratio of 53.5±5.8 (N=6). Augite pyroxene Fs27.5±9.9Wo30.5±14.5, with Fe/Mn ratio of 63.0±13.8 (N=10). Plagioclase An96.6±0.5(N=11).

Classification: Lunar, feldpathic breccia

Specimens: 5.3 g at UWO including a thin section.

Data from:
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Date: 2015
Mass (g): 26
Pieces: 4
Class: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: low
Fayalite (mol%): 93.4±6.1 (N=4); 49.7±10.4 (N=6)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 27.5±9.9 (N=10)
Wollastonite (mol%): 30.5±14.5 (N=10)
Magnetic suscept.: 3.38
Classifier: Z. Guo, UWO
Type spec mass (g): 5.3
Type spec location: UWO
Main mass: Dustin Dickens
Comments: W0005; submitted by Audrey Bouvier
   and collections
UWO: University of Western Ontario, Department of Earth Sciences, BGS 1026, 1151 Richmond St. N, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 2015)

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