Lunar Meteorite




Photomicrograph of a thin section of Errachidia

(Image credit: Ann-Kathrin Kraemer and Addi Bischoff)


from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 107


Find: 2016 April
Mass: 156 g

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: One piece of 156 g was found April 2016 near Aoufous in Morocco.

Petrography: (A.-K. Kraemer and A. Bischoff, IfP) Breccia composed of angular anorthite-rich lithic and mineral fragments embedded in a fine-grained clastic matrix. The sample also contains melt spherules and some glassy areas. Observed minerals include anorthite, olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, Ca-rich pyroxene, Al-Ti-chromite, kamacite, taenit, ilmenite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Mineral composition and geochemistry: Olivine (mean: Fa32.6, Fe/Mn = 96; N = 43), low-Ca pyroxene (mean Fs29.5Wo7.9, Fe/Mn = 59, N = 40), Ca-rich pyroxene (mean: Fs15.8Wo41.4; Fe/Mn = 49; N = 11), anorthite (mean An95.9Or0.1, N = 56).

Specimens: type specimen, 23.5 g; main mass with finder.


Randy SaysÖ

I donít have a sample of this one.


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Prepared by: Randy L. Korotev

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

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Last revised: 13 February 2018