Lunar Meteorite: Hassi el Biod 004

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 112

Hassi el Biod 004 (HeB 004)

Tamanghasset, Algeria
Purchased: 2022 November
Mass: 124.3 g (1 piece)

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic  breccia)

History: Found in Algeria and purchased by Ziyao Wang in November 2022 from a dealer in Ouargla, Algeria.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Breccia composed of a variety of mineral clasts (anorthite, olivine, pigeonite, augite) plus some troctolitic lithic clasts set in a fine grained matrix containing taenite, troilite and Ti-chromite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa29.8-31.9, FeO/MnO = 92-101, N = 4), pigeonite (Fs28.3-29.3Wo5.4-9.9, FeO/MnO = 48-64, N = 4), augite (Fs14.2Wo37.8; Fs7.2Wo43.6; FeO/MnO = 37-48, N = 2), anorthite (An96.2-97.2Or0.1, N = 3), olivine in troctolitic clast (Fa18.8, FeO/MnO = 104).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia).

Specimens: 20.9 g including a polished endcut at UWB; remainder with WangZ.

Randy Says…

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