Lunar Meteorite: Northwest Africa 13717

northwestern Africa

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110

Northwest Africa 13717 (NWA 13717)

northwestern Africa
Purchased: 2020 October
Mass: 24.2 g (1 piece)

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

Physical characteristics: A single gray stone. Cut face reveals a dark interior with clasts.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) A single gray stone. Cut face reveals a dark interior with clasts.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa24.2±1.7, FeO/MnO = 94.1±15.9 (n=9). Pyroxene Fs20.6±3.6Wo8.3±6.5, FeO/MnO = 66.9±6.4 (n=5). Feldspathic mesostasis An96.8±0.6Ab3.0±0.5Or0.2±0.1 (n=4).

Classification: Achondrite (lunar feldspathic breccia)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz.

Randy Says…

I have not studied NWA 13717.

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