in approximate order of decreasing alumina
(also see alternate list in alphanumeric order)
The list contains only those meteorites that have been
announced in The
Meteoritical Bulletin, described elsewhere in the scientific
literature, or that I've studied myself and believe to be of lunar
For the geochemically inclined: Click here (or on FeO concentration below) to
see where the meteorite plots in compositional space. Plot symbols
are in column 2.
Meteorites listed in the same box with a slash (/ ), e.g.,
MacAlpine Hills 88104 and MacAlpine Hills 88105 are paired, i.e., they are
two or more fragments of a single object that made the Moon-Earth
trip. Other unidentified pairings may exist.
* It is not always possible to identify the type of
breccia from a small thin section and different petrologists don't always
agree on the classification. Some of these classifications might be in
** Total iron as FeO.
Thanks to Erich H.
Classen, and Tony Irving for providing samples, images, and opinions
that help sort out possible pairing relationships among the many Dhofar and
Northwest Africa lunar meteorites