Lunar Meteorite: Northwest Africa 13892

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110

Northwest Africa 13892 (NWA 13892)

Purchased: 2019 November
Mass: 46 g (1 piece)

Lunar meteorite (melt breccia)

History: Purchased by Ziyao Wang from Fayssal Mezgouri in Agadir, Morocco, Nov 2019.

Physical characteristics: 46 g of yellowish brown flat stone without fusion crust.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Breccia of flow aligned mineral fragments (anorthite, olivine) and lithic clasts (anorthositic troctolite, anorthosite) in a very fine grained melt matrix.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine Fa29.2-39.1 (Fe/Mn 73-105; n=14); anorthite An96.1-97.8Or<0.2 (n=13).

Classification: lunar meteorite (melt breccia).

Specimens: 9.53 g on deposit at IfP, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 4 g with Bart. Polished thin sections with Bart + IfP.

Randy Says…

I have not studied Northwest Africa 13892.

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