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Lunar Meteorite in Display Frame I Amazing piece of the Moon I NWA 11788

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Description: Authentic lunar meteorite in a limited edition double-sided color photo-display frame. This collection quality lunar meteorite is perfect for desk or cabinet display. A real piece of the Moon. Truly the gift of a lifetime. This is not a tiny spec that you can barely see. This is a lunar meteorite the size of a pebble ejected from our only natural satellite, and against all odds has made its way to you. This lunar specimen is large enough that you can see and appreciate it with the unaided eye. This specimen has a mass of 0.78 grams and is part of the group of lunar meteorites analyzed at the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics and approved by the Meteoritical Society's Nomenclature Committee, and given the official name of NWA 11788.

Type: Lunar Feldspathic Breccia

Official Name: NWA 11788

What you get: 0.78 gram lunar meteorite NWA 11788 as shown, in a double-sided membrane photo-display frame, 5x7 full color double-sided signed certificate of authenticity. 

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Northwest Africa 11788
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11788
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11788
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Mali
Mass:help 10.44 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:     (2018)   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 208 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 May 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 11788 (NWA 11788)


Purchased: 2017

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased in Mali by Dustin Dickens from anonymous meteorite hunter.

Physical characteristics: Many dark visually identical appearing pieces, with masses ranging from ~2 kg to many sub-g fragments, showing no fusion crust. Saw cut reveals a finely fragmental breccia with white feldspathic clasts set in a dark gray ground mass with metal flecks and minor vesiculation appearing throughout.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite is a breccia of fragmental pyroxene, olivine, plagioclase grains. There are domains that are fine-grained and cataclastic with shock melt and vesicles.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee, UNM) olivine Fa: 31.2±9.4, Fe/Mn=95±7, n=12; clinopyroxene Fs36.0±10.0Wo22.2±8.8, Fe/Mn=60±5, n=12; plagioclase An93.0±1.8, n=7; Shock melt (20 _m defocused electron beam, proxy for bulk meteorite composition): SiO2=43.2±1.7, TiO2=0.46±0.20, Al2O3=24.2±3.6, Cr2O3=0.23±0.08, MgO=7.8±1.4, FeO=8.0±3.2, MnO=0.10±0.05, CaO=14.2±1.4, Na2O=0.35±0.23, K2O=0.08±0.05 (all wt%), n=4.

Classification: Lunar feldspathic breccia

Specimens: 28.9 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Dustin Dickens holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Mali
Date: P 2017
Mass (g): 10441
Pieces: Many
Class: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: moderate
Fayalite (mol%): 31.2±9.4
Ferrosilite (mol%): 36.0±10.0
Wollastonite (mol%): 22.2±8.8
Classifier: C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g): 28.9
Type spec location: UNM
Main mass: Dustin Dickens
Comments: Field name DD-21; submitted by C. Agee, UNM

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