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Northwest Africa 10130
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10130
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10130
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 191 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 321 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 23 May 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10130 (NWA 10130)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Feb

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Darryl Pitt in February 2015 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed mainly of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, pigeonite (some exsolved), subcalcic augite, augite, ilmenite and troilite set within a finer grained, in part vesicular matrix containing sparse Ni-poor kamacite. A fine grained mare basalt clast was observed, as well as some cross-cutting glassy veinlets.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.3-24.1, FeO/MnO = 94-108, N = 3), pigeonite (Fs19.6-20.2Wo6.5-6.7, FeO/MnO = 49-61, N = 2), subcalcic augite (Fs11.9Wo33.5, FeO/MnO = 39), augite (Fs12.2Wo39.1, FeO/MnO = 63). Plagioclase >An95 by EDS analysis. Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL) INAA of subsamples gave the following mean abundances (in wt.%) FeO 6.3, Na2O 0.63; (in ppm) Sc 9.9, Ni 670, La 16.3, Sm 7.3, Eu 1.33, Yb 5.1, Lu 0.70, Th 2.5.

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia). Paired with NWA 8455 based on textural, mineralogical and bulk compositional similarities.

Specimens: 20.1 g including one polished endcut at UWB. The remainder is held by DPitt.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2015 Feb
Mass (g):191
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):23.3-24.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.9-12.2; 19.6-20.2
Wollastonite (mol%):33.5-39.1; 6.5-6.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:DPitt
Comments:MAC 125; 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)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
DPitt: Darryl Pitt, 225 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024, United States; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     This is 1 of 9305 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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