Lunar Meteorite: Tata 001

Morocco

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 109

Tata 001

South, Morocco
Find: 2019
Mass: 1.91 g (1 pieces)

Classification: Lunar meteorite

Physical characteristics: A small greyish fragment. Cut surface reveals a dark interior.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Brecciated igneous rock with fractured mineral clasts to 300 μm set in a glassy mesostasis of feldspathic composition. Clasts are Ca-pyroxene (some with exsolutions) and plagioclase. The mesostasis has abundant ~20 μm vesicles. FeNi metal is present as ~10 μm grains.

Geochemistry: Ca-pyroxene Fs37.9±14.0Wo15.4±8.6, FeO/MnO 59.3±11.8 (n=6). Plagioclase An96.7Ab3.1Or0.2 (n=2).

Classification: Achondrite (lunar, feldspathic breccia)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with J. Bassemon.

Randy Says…

I have not studied Tata 001.

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