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Northwest Africa 11029
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11029
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11029
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 75 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 340 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 26 Jan 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11029 (NWA 11029)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Jun

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Ben Hoefnagels in June 2016 from a dealer in Taliouine, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: A single stone (75 g) lacking fusion crust and exhibiting whitish to beige clasts in a medium-gray matrix.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of angular clasts of anorthite, olivine, pigeonite, subcalcic augite, augite, silica polymorph and ilmenite in a finer, fragmental matrix of the same minerals plus minor kamacite and barite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa19.8-50.6, FeO/MnO = 68-83, N = 3), pigeonite (Fs24.9-39.8Wo8.4-9.6, FeO/MnO = 48-54), subcalcic augite (Fs27.6Wo29.0, FeO/MnO = 53), augite (Fs7.8Wo43.4, FeO/MnO = 30), plagioclase (An96.1-96.3Or0.1, N = 2).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia).

Specimens: 15.1 g including a polished endcut at UWB; remainder with Mr. B. Hoefnagels.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Taliouine
Date:P 2016 Jun
Mass (g):75
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):19.8-50.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.9-39.8; 27.6; 7.8
Wollastonite (mol%):8.4-9.6; 29.0; 43.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.9
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:B. Hoefnagels
Comments:BH002; 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, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     This is 1 of 9710 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1853 unapproved names)

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