Lunar Meteorite: Shişr 160

Shişr 160 in the field. Photo credit: Mike Farmer
Same side, up close. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions
Facing slices of Shişr 160. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions
Another slice of Shişr 160. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions
A different slice of Shişr 160. Photo credit: Dolores Hill and Ted Bunch
Lab sample of Shişr 160. Photo credit: Randy Korotev

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 95

Shişr 160

Find: 15 January 2008
Mass: 100.86 g, 1 piece

Achondrite (lunar, feldspathic fragmental breccia)

Petrography: (Ted Bunch, NAU) Fa: 25.8–53.2; Fs: 43.3; Wo: 4

Type specimen: 20.1 NAU/Bunch Main Mass: DPitt.

Randy Says…

Compositionally,  Shişr 160 is a typical feldspathic lunar meteorite. None of the 4 Shişr lunar meteorites is paired with another.

More Information

Meteoritical Bulletin Database

Shişr 160


Schematic Map of  Find Locations of  Lunar Meteorite from Oman


Korotev R. L. (2012) Lunar meteorites from OmanMeteoritics & Planetary Science 47, 1365-1402.

Korotev R. L. (2017) Update (2012–2017) on lunar meteorites from OmanMeteoritics & Planetary Science 52, 1251-1256.

All Korotev data on Omani lunar meteorites.

Korotev R. L., Zeigler R. A., Irving A. J., and Bunch T. E. (2009) Keeping up with the Lunar Meteorites – 200940th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract no. 1137.

Korotev R. L., Jolliff B. L., and Zeigler R. A. (2010) On the origin of the moon’s feldspathic highlands, pure anorthosite, and the feldspathic lunar meteorites41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract no. 1440.