Lunar Meteorite: Northwest Africa 14527

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 111

Northwest Africa 14527 (NWA 14527)

Purchased: 2020 June
Mass: 38 g (1 piece)

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

Physical Characteristics: Black irregular rock with visible mm-sized white clasts. Cut surface show a black interior with white angular clasts to 5 mm.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Mineral clasts to 400 µm set in a feldspathic glassy matrix containing vesicles with typical size 100 µm. Metal and troilite are present. One lithic clast, a 600 µm microgabbroic clast, was observed in the studied section.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa24.8, FeO/MnO = 84.4 (n=2). Pyroxene Fs32.3±3.6Wo13.9±7.1, FeO/MnO = 59.1±7.5 (n=10). Plagioclase An94.0±2.6Ab5.8±2.5Or0.3±0.2 (n=6).

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE, main mass with José Garcia

Randy Says…

I have not studied Northwest Africa 14527.

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