The Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103
Purchased: 2013 September
Mass: 98 g
Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)
Purportedly found near Boujdour and purchased in
Agadir, Morocco, by Adam Aaronson in September 2013.
characteristics: A single stone (98 g) broken into three
pieces that fit together. Small white clasts are visible in a dark gray
Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS)
Breccia consisting of numerous mineral fragments and rare ophitic-textured,
basalt clasts in a finer grained matrix. Minerals are anorthite, olivine, unexsolved pigeonite, subcalcic
augite, augite, exsolved pigeonite, ilmenite, Ti-rich chromite, troilite,
and rare kamacite and barite. Sparse clasts composed of intergrown fayalite+hedenbergite+silica polymorph are present.
Olivine (Fa19.8-38.8, FeO/MnO = 86-105), pigeonite (Fs47.0Wo19.6,
FeO/MnO = 59), subcalcic augite (Fs39.9Wo33.2,
FeO/MnO = 58), augite (Fs52.0Wo41.9, FeO/MnO = 74).
Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL)
INAA of subsamples gave (in wt.%) FeO 5.9, Na2O 0.42, and (in
ppm) Sc 14.8, La 1.9, Sm 0.98, Eu 0.93, Yb 1.0, Th 0.2.
Lunar (feldspathic fragmental breccia).
Specimens: 19.6 g (including
a polished end-cut specimen and a polished mount) are at UWB. The
remainder is held by Aaronson.