The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 102.
Purchased: 2013 May
Mass: 5.92 g
Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)
Purchased by Alexandre Debienne in May 2013 from a dealer in Agadir,
characteristics: A single small stone (5.92 g) lacking
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS)
Breccia consisting of numerous small mineral clasts in partly glassy,
vesicular matrix. Minerals are anorthite, olivine, fayalite, pigeonite,
ilmenite (with rare baddeleyite inclusions), Ti-rich chromite, troilite and
Olivine (Fa44.3-50.2; FeO/MnO = 85-96), orthopyroxene (Fs28.6Wo1.8;
FeO/MnO = 60), pigeonite (Fs29.8-41.1Wo11.3-6.6;
FeO/MnO = 52-62), ferroan subcalcic augite (Fs54.4Wo36.4;
FeO/MnO = 63). Bulk
composition (R. Korotev, WUSL):
INAA of subsamples gave mean abundances of FeO 7.5 wt.%, and (in ppm) Sc
18, La 3.9, Sm 1.9, Eu 0.74, Yb 1.6, Th 0.6.
Lunar (feldspathic regolithic breccia).
Specimens: 1.2 g of
material is at PSF. The
remaining material is with ADebienne