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Lunar Meteorite

Northwest Africa 11367

northwestern Africa

 

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 106

 

Northwest Africa 11367

 

(Northwestern Africa)

Purchased: 2017 April

Mass: 305 g

 

Lunar Meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

 

History: Purchased from a meteorite dealer by the owner, in Erfoud, April 2017.

 

Physical characteristics: Two stones (127 and 178 g) with no fusion crust. The fresh interior exhibits white angular clasts in a medium-gray matrix.

 

Petrography: (J.-A. Barrat, IUEM) Anorthite clasts An96.0±0.2 (N=6). The compositions of the phases from a noritic clast are: olivine Fa53±0.3, Fe/Mn=112±13 (N=9), anorthite An95.0-95.8, and pigeonite with augite exsolutions (respectively Fs43.2±0.6Wo4.8±0.8, Fe/Mn=65±5 (N=11), and Fs20.8±0.8Wo39.8±1.8, Fe/Mn=60±16 (N=3).

 

Geochemistry: Anorthite clasts An96.0±0.2 (N=6). The compositions of the phases from a noritic clast are: olivine Fa53±0.3, Fe/Mn=112±13 (N=9), anorthite An95.0-95.8, and pigeonite with augite exsolutions (respectively Fs43.2±0.6Wo4.8±0.8, Fe/Mn=65±5 (N=11), and Fs20.8±0.8Wo39.8±1.8, Fe/Mn=60±16 (N=3.

 

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia)

 

Specimens: 21.5 g including a polished thick section.

 

Randy Says…

 

I don’t have a sample of this one.

 

More Information

Meteoritical Bulletin Database

NWA 11367 

References

 

 

 

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Prepared by: Randy L. Korotev

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

Please don’t contact me about the meteorite you think that
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Last revised: 18 December 2018