22258 - Lunar Meteorite Paired with "NWA 11273" 0.298 g (Feldspathic Regolith Breccia)
22258 - Lunar Meteorite Paired with "NWA 11273" 0.298 g (Feldspathic Regolith Breccia) 22258 - Lunar Meteorite Paired with "NWA 11273" 0.298 g (Feldspathic Regolith Breccia) 22258 - Lunar Meteorite Paired with "NWA 11273" 0.298 g (Feldspathic Regolith Breccia)

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22258 - Lunar Meteorite Paired with "NWA 11273" 0.298 g (Feldspathic Regolith Breccia)

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Lunar Meteorite Paired with "NWA 11273"
Found in 2019
Fell in Algeria, Africa
Feldspathic Regolith Breccia
9.5 mm   •    in
0.298 g   •    oz
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The authenticity of this specimen is guaranteed by the geologist Juan Avilés Poblador, member of International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA 5681). 

Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11273
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11273 
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa) 
Mass:help 2.81 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB 106   (2018)   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:   Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 174 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 13 Oct 2017
Writeup from MB 106: 

Northwest Africa 11273 (NWA 11273)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017 Apr

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Material excavated from a site near Tindouf, Algeria was purchased by a consortium of collectors (Rob Wesel, Eric Twelker and Jason Phillips) in April 2017 from Moroccan dealers.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, exsolved pigeonite, pigeonite, augite, chromite, Ti-Cr-Fe spinel, kamacite, taenite and troilite in a finer grained matrix containing small vesicles and minor barite. Rare basalt clasts and glass fragments are also present.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa8.7-59.7, FeO/MnO = 89-111, N = 4), pigeonite (Fs28.8Wo11.2, FeO/MnO = 56), clinopyroxene host (Fs15.3Wo40.9, FeO/MnO = 44), orthopyroxene exsolution lamella (Fs34.0Wo2.7, FeO/MnO = 56), augite (Fs16.8Wo41.7, FeO/MnO = 62), plagioclase (An95.9-96.5Or0.2, N = 2).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic regolith breccia).

Specimens: 37 g including one polished slice at UWB; remaining pieces shared by Mr. R. Wesel, Mr. E. Twelker and Mr. J. Phillips.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Morocco
Date: P 2017 Apr
Mass (g): 2808
Pieces: many
Class: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage: low
Weathering grade: low
Fayalite (mol%): 8.7-59.7
Ferrosilite (mol%): 28.8; 16.8
Wollastonite (mol%): 11.2; 41.7
Classifier: A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g): 37
Type spec location: UWB
Main mass: R. Wesel/E. Twelker/J. Phillips
Comments: Work name RW17-2; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Twelker: Eric Twelker, P.O. Box 844, Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States; Website (private address; updated 1 Dec 2014)
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