Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

The finder thought that this rock resembled lunar meteorite QUE 93069.  It does, but many kinds of terrestrial rocks superficially resemble lunar rocks. An impact of a meteoroid on the Moon both breaks rocks apart and glues other rock fragments together. Most lunar meteorites are breccias - rocks composed of bits and pieces of other rocks.  In the lunar meteorites, the light-colored grains are clasts of anorthosite rocks and feldspar (anorthite) mineral grains. 
 
What is it?

The rock is not a breccia. It appears to be an igneous rock (crystallized from a melt) that contains light-colored grains of some type of feldspar. Like nos. 084 and 086, it's a porphyritic volcanic rock because the light-colored mineral grains are larger than the dark matrix.
  

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Prepared by:

Randy L. Korotev


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


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