Lunar Meteorite: Shişr 160


Shişr 160 in the field
(photo courtesy of Mike Farmer)

A sawn face of Shişr 160 (scale?)
(Photo courtesy of Darryl Pitt)

Another sawn face of Shişr 160 (scale?)
(Photo courtesy of Ted Bunch)

A small sample of Shişr 160 (millimeter ticks for scale)
(Photo by Randy Korotev)

Compositionally, it's a typical feldspathic lunar meteorite.



from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 95, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, 429–462 (2009)

Shişr 160

Find: 15 January 2008
mass: 100.86 g, 1 piece

Achondrite (lunar, feldspathic fragmental breccia)

Fa: 25.8–53.2; Fs: 43.3; Wo: 4

type specimen: 20.1 NAU/Bunch Main Mass: DPitt

More Information

Meteoritical Bulletin Database

Shişr 160


Schematic Map of the Find Locations of the Dhofar Lunar Meteorites-


Korotev R. L. (2012) Lunar meteorites from Oman. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47, 1365–1402. doi: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01393.x

Korotev R. L., Zeigler R. A., Irving A. J., and Bunch T. E. (2009) Keeping up with the Lunar Meteorites — 2009 (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XL, abstract no. 1137, 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston.

Korotev R. L., Jolliff B. L., and Zeigler R. A. (2010) On the origin of the moon’s feldspathic highlands, pure anorthosite, and the feldspathic lunar meteorites (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XLI, abstract no. 1440, 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston.

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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: 04-Nov-2014