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an up-to-date (and subject to frequent change) 

in approximate order of decreasing alumina (Al2O3) concentration
(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 know to be of lunar origin.

For the geochemically inclined: Click here (or on any FeO concentration below) to see where the meteorite plots in compositional space.
  

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Abar al' Uj (AaU)
012
Elephant Moraine (EET)
87521  96008
MacAlpine Hills (MAC)
88104  88105
Sayh al Uhaymir (SaU)
169  300  449
Allan Hills (ALHA)
A81005
Graves Nunataks (GRA)
06157
Meteorite Hills (MET)
01210
Shişr
160  161  162  166
Anoual Jiddat al Harasis (JaH)
348  838
Miller Range (MIL)
05035  07006  090034  090036  090070  090075
Yamato
791197  793169  793274  82192  82193  86032 981031  983885
Asuka
881757
Kalahari
008  009
Northeast Africa (NEA)
001  003
 (Yanai)
1153
 
Calcalong Creek LaPaz Icefield (LAP)
02205  02224  02226  02436  03632  04841
Oued Awlitis (OA)
001
Dar al Gani (DaG)
262  400  996  1042  1048  1058
Larkman Nunatak (LAR)
06638
Pecora Escarpment (PCA)
02007
 
Mount DeWitt (DEW)
12007
Lynch
002
Queen Alexandra Range (QUE)
93069  94269  94281
 
Dhofar
025  026  081  280  287  301  302  303  304  305  306  307  308  309  310  311  457  458  459  460  461  462  463  464  465  466  467  468  489  490  730  731  733  908  909  910  911  925  950  960  961  1084  1085  1180  1224  1428  1436  1442  1443  1527  1528  1627  1629  1669  1673  1766  1980 
Northwest Africa (NWA)
032  479  482  773  2200  2700  2727  2977  2995  2996  2998  3136  3160  3163  3170  3190  3333  4472  4483  4485  4503  4734  4819  4881  4884  4898  4932  4936  5000  5151  5152  5153  5207  5406  5744  6221  6252  6275  6355  6470  6481  6554  6555  6570  6578  6687  6721  6888  6950  7007  7022  7173  7190  7262  7274  7493  7611  7834  7931  7948  7959  7986  8001  8010  8022  8046  8055  8127  8181  8182  8222  8277  8306  8455  8586  8599  8607  8609  8632  8641  8651  8668  8673  8682  8687

The List

N
name
when found or purchased
lunar rock type*
mass
(grams)
where found
or purchased
Al2O3
(%)
FeO**
(%)
Th
(ppm)
highly feldspathic (noritic and troctolitic anorthosite), thorium-poor breccias
1
Northwest Africa 2998 2006 feldspathic breccia 163 Morocco 32 2.7 0.13
2
Dhofar 081/ 280/ 910/ 1224 1999-2003 feldspathic glassy-matrix fragmental breccia 572 Oman 32 2.8 0.14
3
[unnamed 78] 2014 feldspathic breccia 1345 northwestern
Africa
? 3.0 0.2
4
Northwest Africa 7262 2012 feldspathic fragmental breccia 413 Morocco 32 3.1 0.2
5
Shişr 162 2006 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 5525 Oman 31 3.2 0.16
6
Miller Range 090034/ 090070/ 090075
2009 feldspathic regolith breccia 476.549 Antarctica 31 3.5 0.2
7
Abar al' Uj (AaU) 012 2012 feldspathic breccia 122.78 Saudi Arabia 31 3.9 0.4
8
Northwest Africa 2200 2004 feldspathic regolith breccia 552 Morocco 30 3.9 0.4
9
Dhofar 302 2001 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 3.83
Oman 30 3.1 0.3
10
Larkman Nunatak 06638 2007 feldspathic regolith breccia 5.293 Antarctica 30 3.9 0.4
11
Oued Awlitis 001 2014 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 432.5 Western Sahara 31 3.5 0.2
12
[unnamed 65] 2014 feldspathic breccia 442 Mauritania ? 3.9 0.2
13
Shişr 160 2008 feldspathic regolith breccia 100.86 Oman 30 3.9 0.3
14
Dhofar 733/ 1766 2002/ 2011 feldspathic granulitic breccia 390 Oman 30 3.1 0.09
15
Northwest Africa 7493 2011 feldspathic fragmental breccia 503 Morocco 30 4.4 0.3
16
Northwest Africa 8022 2013 feldspathic granultic breccia 1226 probably
Algeria
30 3.7 0.7
17
Northwest Africa 7959 2013 feldspathic breccia 156 Morocco 30 3.3 0.4
18
Dar al Gani 400/ 1058 1998/ 1998 feldspathic regolith breccia 3240 Libya 29 3.1 0.2
19
Graves Nunataks 06157 2007 feldspathic regolith breccia 0.788 Antarctica 29 3.6 0.2
20
Northwest Africa 482 2001 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 1015 probably
Algeria
29 3.8 0.2
21
Dhofar 490/ 1084 2001/ 2003 feldspathic fragmental breccia 124 Oman 29 4.0 0.4
22
Shişr 166 2008 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 128.8 Oman 29 4.1 0.4
23
Northwest Africa 6578 2010 feldspathic granulitic breccia 1638 Morocco 29 4.2 0.4
24
Dhofar 1428 2006 feldspathic regolith breccia 213 Oman 29 4.2 0.4
25
Dhofar 026/ 457/ 458/ 459/ 460/ 461/ 462/ 463/ 464/ 465/ 466/ 467/ 468/ 1669 2000/ 2001/ 2010 feldspathic granulitic breccia 712 Oman 29 4.3 0.4
26
MacAlpine Hills 88104/ 88105 1989 feldspathic regolith breccia 723.7 Antarctica 29 4.3 0.4
27
Queen Alexandra Range 93069/ 94269 1993/ 1994 feldspathic regolith breccia 24.6 Antarctica 29 4.4 0.5
28
Northwest Africa 8586 2014 feldspathic fragmental breccia 704.5 Mauritania ? 4.6 1.1
29
Northwest Africa 6721 2011 feldspathic fragmental breccia 184 Morocco 29 5.0 0.5
30
Dhofar 303/ 305/ 306/ 307/ 309/ 310/ 311/ 489/ 730/ 731/ 908/ 909/ 911/ 950/ 1085/ [unnamed 28] [unnamed 82]/ 2001-2003 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 1037
[1078]
Oman 28 3.2 0.07
31
Northwest Africa 8222 2013 feldspathic fragmental breccia 208.6 northwestern
Africa
28 3.7 0.2
32
Yamato 82192/ 82193/ 86032 1983/ 1986 feldspathic fragmental breccia 712.14 Antarctica 28 4.7 0.19
33
Dar al Gani 262/ 996/ 1042/ 1048 1997/ 99/
99/ 01
feldspathic regolith breccia 1327 Libya 28 4.4 0.4
34
Jiddat al Harasis 348 2006 feldspathic fragmental breccia 18.4 Oman 28 5.5 0.3
35
[Jiddat al Harasis 838 provisional] 2003 feldspathic regolith breccia 34.36 Oman ? 4.9 2.3
36
Northwest Africa 8001 2013 feldspathic fragmental breccia 23.4 northwestern
Africa
28 4.7 1.3
37
Dhofar 025/ 301/ 304/ 308 2000-2010 feldspathic regolith breccia 775 Oman 27 4.8 0.6
38
Northwest Africa 8046 2012 feldspathic fragmental breccia 47.3 northwestern
Africa
27 4.5 0.2
39
Northwest Africa 6481 2010 feldspathic fragmental breccia 13.7 Morocco 27 4.7 0.6
40
Miller Range 090036
2009 feldspathic regolith breccia 244.830 Antarctica 27 5.0 1.6
41
[unnamed]
("specimen 1153")
<2000 feldspathic regolith breccia ? Antarctica 27 5.2 ?
42
Northwest Africa 7022 2011 feldspathic fragmental breccia dominated by one large impact-melt-breccia clast 444 northwestern Africa FB: 27
IB: 25
5.3
6.3
2.1
3.1
43
Northwest Africa 8641/ 8682, [unnamed 74], [unnamed 77], [unnamed 80] 2014 feldspathic breccia 5978 northwestern
Africa
? 5.1 0.8
44
[unnamed 75] 2014? feldspathic breccia 72 Mali ? 5.2 1.6
45
Northeast Africa 001 2002 feldspathic regolith breccia 262 Sudan 27 5.4 0.2
46
Dhofar 1436/ 1443 2004/ 2001 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 60.9 Oman 27 5.6 0.4
47
Miller Range 07006 2007 feldspathic regolith breccia 1.368 Antarctica 27 5.6 0.4
48
Northwest Africa 6888 2011 feldspathic regolith breccia 208 northwestern
Africa
27 5.7 0.7
49
Northwest Africa 3163/ 4483/ 4881/ 6275 2005 feldspathic granulitic breccia 2449 Mauritania or Algeria 27 5.7 0.11
50
Northwest Africa 8055 2013 feldspathic fragmental breccia 98 Morocco 27 6.4 0.2
51
Dhofar 1673/ [unnamed 40]/ [unnamed 41] 2009 feldspathic regolith breccia 15.1
[104.2]
Oman 26 5.6 0.4
52
Northwest Africa 5000 2007 feldspathic fragmental breccia 11,528 Morocco 26 5.8 0.7
53
Pecora Escarpment 02007 2003 feldspathic regolith breccia 22.372 Antarctica 26 6.2 0.4
54
Yamato 791197 1979 feldspathic regolith breccia 52.4 Antarctica 26 6.3 0.3
55
Allan Hills A81005 1982 feldspathic regolith breccia 31.4 Antarctica 26 5.5 0.3
Northwest Africa 8609 2014 feldspathic fragmental breccia 45 northwestern
Africa
? ? ?
N
name
when found or purchased
lunar rock type*
mass
(grams)
where found
or purchased
Al2O3
(%)
FeO**
(%)
Th
(ppm)
less feldspathic (anorthositic norite and troctolite) breccias
with little mare basalt
56
Northwest Africa 4936/ 5406/ 6221/ 6355/ 6470/ 6570/ 7190 /7986/ 8181 2007-2013 feldspathic glassy-matrix breccia 1876 Morocco 25 5.9 1.9
57
Northwest Africa 7274 2012 feldspathic breccia 372.6 Morocco 25 6.1 1.9
58
[unnamed 81] 2014? feldspathic breccia ? northwestern
Africa
? 6.1 1.5
59
Northwest Africa 8455/ 8668 / [unnamed 58]/ [unnamed 59]/ [unnamed 67]/ [unnamed 79] 2014 feldspathic fragmental breccia 2980
[3723]
northwestern
Africa
25 6.0 2.5
60
Northwest Africa 8010 2013 feldspathic, glassy-matrix, regolith breccia 58 Morocco 25 5.8 2.2
61
Shişr 161 2008 feldspathic regolith breccia 57.2 Oman 25 5.9 0.16
62
Dhofar 1527 2009 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 42.6 Oman 25 8.0 0.5
63
Northwest Africa 7931 2013 feldspathic regolith breccia 5.9 northwestern
Africa
25 7.5 0.6
64
Dhofar 1528 2009 feldspathic breccia 213.2 Oman 24 6.0 1.4
65
[unnamed 64] 2014 feldspathic breccia ? northwestern
Africa
? 6.7 2.4
Northwest Africa 8607 2014 polymict breccia 261 northwestern
Africa
~24 ~7 ?
66
Northwest Africa 5207 2007 regolith breccia 101 Morocco 24 7.6 1.3
67
Dhofar 1627/ 1980 2010 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 109.6 Oman 24 5.7 2.7
68
Northwest Africa 8673 2014 feldspathic fragmental breccia 263 northwestern
Africa
? 7.3 0.8
69
Sayh al Uhaymir 449 2006 feldspathic, glassy-matrix regolith breccia 16.5 Oman 23 7.9 0.9
70
Dhofar 925/ 960/ 961 2003/ 2007 clast-rich, glassy-matrix regolith breccia 106 Oman 23-18 7-11 1-4
71
Northwest Africa 5744/ 8599/ 8651/ 8687/ [unnamed 55]/[unnamed 60]/ [unnamed 68] 2009-2014 granulitic troctolitic breccia 1367
[2419]
Mali, northwestern
Africa
23 6.0 0.10
72
Northwest Africa 4819 2007 feldspathic regolith breccia 234 Morocco 22 7.0 1.5
73
[unnamed 76] 2014 feldspathic breccia 69.9 northwestern
Africa
? 8.0 1.1
74
Yamato 983885 1999 basalt-bearing
feldspathic regolith breccia
289.71 Antarctica 22 8.8 2.1
75
[Northwest Africa 7173 provisional] 2011 feldspathic regolith breccia 4050 Mauritania 22 9.9 1.1
76
Northwest Africa 4932 2007 feldspathic impact-melt breccia 93.3 Algeria 22 8.6 0.5
77
Northwest Africa 7834/ 7948/ 8306 2012, 2013, 2014 regolith breccia 2354 northwestern
Africa
21 9.5 1.1
78
Northwest Africa 2995/ 2996/ 3190/ 4503/ 5151/ 5152/ 6252/ 6554/ 6555/ [unnamed 3]/ [unnamed 12] 2005-2014 feldspathic regolith breccia 2224
[3083]
Morocco 20 10.2 1.5
79
Dhofar 1629 2007 glassy-matrix regolith breccia 2.512 Oman 20 9.7 1.7
80
Northwest Africa 8182 2013 feldspathic breccia 15.6 northwestern
Africa
20 10.1 2.1

Th-rich (>3.5 ppm), moderately mafic breccias

81
Lynch 002 2010 regolith breccia 36.54 Australia 21 9.0 5
82
Calcalong Creek ~1990 basalt-bearing
feldspathic regolith breccia
19 Australia 21 9.6 4
83
Northwest Africa 4472/ 4485 2006 mafic regolith breccia 252 Africa 18 9.3 7
84
Sayh al Uhaymir 169 2002 regolith breccia with large mafic impact-melt breccia clast 206.45 Oman IB: 16
RB: 18
11.4
11.4
32
9
85
Dhofar 1442 2005 mafic regolith breccia 106.5 Oman 14 13.8 15
86
Northwest Africa 6687 2010 mafic breccia 42.4 Morocco 12 16.3 6
N
name
when found or purchased
lunar rock type*
mass
(grams)
where found
or purchased
Al2O3
(%)
FeO**
(%)
Th
(ppm)
basaltic breccias
some containg feldspathic material
87
Dhofar 1180 2005 basalt-bearing regolith breccia 115.2 Oman 23 9.2 0.9
88
[unnamed 04] 2005 basalt-bearing regolith breccia 26 northwestern
Africa
19 11.5 0.8
89
Mount DeWitt 12007 2013 feldspathic regolith breccia 94.2 Antarctica 18 12.6 ~1
90
Northwest Africa 5153 2007 basalt-bearing regolith or fragmental breccia 50.4 Morocco 17 12.7 1.5
91
Northwest Africa 7611/ 8277 2012-2013 basalt-bearing regolith breccia 1689 northwestern
Africa
17 12.9 0.9
92
Yamato 793274/ 981031 1980/ 1999 basalt-bearing regolith breccia 194.5 Antarctica 17 13.4 1.0
93
Northwest Africa 4884 2007 basalt-bearing regolith breccia 42 northwestern
Africa
17 13.7 0.9
94
Meteorite Hills 01210 2001 basaltic regolith breccia 22.83 Antarctica 17 16.4 0.9
95
Queen Alexandra Range 94281 1994 basaltic regolith breccia 23.4 Antarctica 17 12.9 1.0
96
Northwest Africa 3136 2004 basaltic regolith breccia
95.1
Algeria or Morocco 14 15.4 1.3
97
Kalahari 008/ 009 1999 feldspathic regolith breccia & monomict basaltic fragmental breccia 14,098 Botswana FB: 28
BB: 14
4.6
17.1
0.2
<0.2
98
Elephant Moraine 87521/ 96008 1987/ 1996 basaltic or gabbroic regolith breccia 83.7 Antarctica 13 19.9 0.9
99
Northwest Africa 773/ 2700/ 2727/ 2977/ 3160/ 3170 / 3333/ 6950/ 7007/ 8127/ Anoual 2000-2012 fragmental breccia with large clasts of olivine-phyric basalt and olivine gabbro cumulate 2613 northwestern
Africa
RB: 9
MB: 8
OG: 4
18.7
21.6
19.5
2.2
1.5
1.1
largely unbrecciated
mare basalts
100
Northwest Africa 4898 2007 mare basalt 137 northwestern
Africa
12 17.2 0.4
101
Yamato 793169 1979 mare basalt 6.1 Antarctica 11 21.7 0.7
102
Asuka 881757 1988 mare basalt (or gabbro) 442 Antarctica 10 22.5 0.4
103
Miller Range 05035 2005 mare basalt (or gabbro) 142.216 Antarctica 9 21.8 0.5
104
LaPaz Icefield 02205/ 02224/ 02226/ 02436/ 03632/ 04841 2002-2005 mare basalt 1930.4 Antarctica 10 22.5 2.2
105
Northwest Africa 4734 2006 mare basalt 1372 Morocco 10 21.9 1.9
106
Northwest Africa 032/ 479 1999/ 2001 mare basalt 456 Morocco 9 22.4 1.9
107
Northwest Africa 8632 2013 mare basalt 23.8 Morocco ? 22.7 1.2
108
Dhofar 287 2001 mare basalt with minor regolith breccia 154 Oman MB: 8
RB: ?
21.6
?
0.6
?
109
Northeast Africa 003 2000 & 2001 mare basalt with minor basaltic impact-melt breccia 124 Libya MB: 8
Brx: 4
21.8
24.9
0.4
0.9

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 error.

** Total iron as FeO.

Thanks to Erich H. Haiderer, Norbert 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

Maps: U.S. Antarctic (ANSMET) | Japanese Antarctic (NIPR)| Dhofar, Oman

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