Lunar Meteorite

Northwest Africa 10964

 Northwestern Africa




Two slices of Northwest Africa 10964. Click on image for enlargement.

(photo credit: Dustin Dickens)



Lab sample of NWA 10964

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)


from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 105

Northwest Africa 10964

(Northwestern Africa)
Find: 2015 January
Mass: 26 g

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, feldspathic breccia.

Specimens:5.3 g at UWO including a thin section.


Randy Says…

This one may be paired with another.  I haven’t analyzed my sample yet.


More Information

Meteoritical Bulletin Database

NWA 10964





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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: 15-Febuary-2017