Lunar Meteorite: NWA unnamed 65

northwestern Africa

Two views of unnamed 65.  Photo credits: Said Haddany

Two views of lab sample of unnamed 65.  Photo credit: Randy Korotev

Randy Says…

This meteorite appears to be unpaired with any other that I’ve studied. Among highly feldspathic lunar meteorites that I have analyzed, this one is richest by far in FeNi metal (Ni mean: 740 ppm; range: 270-2430 ppm among 5 subsamples). I think it might be a glassy melt “bomb” from impact of an iron meteorite. I wish that it had a name.

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