Lunar Meteorite: Northwest Africa 13138

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from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 109

Northwest Africa 13138 (NWA 13138)

(Northwest Africa)
Purchased: 2019
Mass: 16.70 g (1 piece)

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

Physical characteristics: Grey irregular fragments. Cut face show a dark-gray interior with mm-sized white angular clasts.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Sparse mineral clasts (anorthite, olivine, pyroxene, to 300 μm) in a feldspathic melt rock matrix. Melt rock has numerous vesicles with typical sizes 30 µm. Chromite, troilite and rare metal are present.

Geochemistry: Anorthite An97.1Ab3.0Or0.0 (n=2). Augite Fs21.1±14.8Wo36.5±8,7, FeO/MnO=53 (n=3). Olivine Fa26.9±4.2, FeO/MnO=110 (n=2).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic melt breccia).

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Jérémy Bassemon.

Randy Says…

I have not studied 13138. It may be another stone of the NWA 8046 clan.

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