The Meteoritical Bulletin, No.
Meteorite (feldspathic breccia)
similar stones were found about 90 m apart at a location called Tayertand subsequently purchased by DPitt in September 2016 from a
dealer in Ouarzazate, Morocco.
characteristics: Two identical dark stones
(total weight 9354 g) lacking fusion crust, but with a shiny exterior
patina. The fresh interior is very dark and mostly fine grained, but some
larger, diffuse beige-colored clasts are visible.
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS)
Breccia composed predominantly of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine,
exsolved pigeonite, ilmenite, chromite, Cr-ulvöspinel, silica polymorph,
troilite, baddeleyite and kamacite, plus some basalt clasts and glass
fragments, in a finer grained matrix.
Olivine (Fa4.6-56.0, FeO/MnO = 81-93, N = 4), orthopyroxene (Fs39.2Wo1.9,
FeO/MnO = 59), pigeonite (Fs23.0Wo9.2, FeO/MnO = 43;
Fs41.1Wo15.2, FeO/MnO = 55), subcalcic augite (Fs23.2-32.9Wo33.2-33.9,
FeO/MnO = 43-47, N = 2), plagioclase (An94.8-95.9Or0.4-0.6;
An58.4Or2.0; N = 3).
Lunar (feldspathic breccia).
20.4 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with DPitt.