Lunar Meteorite: Northwestern Africa 13306

Northwestern Africa

Two views of Northwest Africa 13306 (alleged). Photo credit: Catawiki

Two sides of a saw cut through NWA 13306 (alleged). Photo credit: Catawiki

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 109

Northwest Africa 13306 (NWA 13306)

northwestern Africa
Purchase: 2020 January
Mass: 1560 g (8 pieces)

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Carlos Muñecas in January 2020 from a dealer in Guelmin, Morocco.

Physical Characteristics:  Abundant feldspathic clasts set in a dark gray groundmass with lesser amounts of fragmental pyroxene and olivine.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Abundant feldspathic clasts set in a dark-gray groundmass with lesser amounts of fragmental pyroxene and olivine.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Olivine: Fa 20.2±0.9, Fe/Mn = 89±1 (n=4); Low-Ca pyroxene: Fs25.3±0.8Wo5.6±0.5, Fe/Mn = 58±6 (n=4); High-Ca pyroxene: Fs26.6±1Wo36.5±0.6, Fe/Mn = 58±1 (n=2); Plagioclase: An97.5±0.8Or0.2±0.1 (n=6).

Classification: Lunar feldspathic breccia.

Specimens: 20 g at UWB; remainder with Mr. Carlos Muñecas.

Randy Says…

I have not studied 13225.

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