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Northwest Africa 11379
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11379
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11379
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 150.9 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]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 15 Aug 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11379 (NWA 11379)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017 May

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Bob Falls in May 2017 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: This fresh stone (150.87 g) lacks fusion crust and consists of angular white to beige clasts in a dark-gray matrix.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia consisting of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, orthopyroxene, pigeonite, exsolved pigeonite, augite, ilmenite, chromite, plus some polymineralic lithic clasts, within a fine grained, partly vesicular matrix of the same minerals with minor kamacite, taenite, troilite, pentlandite, calcite and barite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa5.6-54.0, FeO/MnO = 77-109, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs24.4-46.0Wo4.6-3.4, FeO/MnO = 56-67, N = 3), pigeonite (Fs49.5Wo19.7, FeO/MnO = 58), augite (Fs22.2Wo40.7, FeO/MnO = 64), plagioclase (An92.7-97.8Or0.5-0.2, N = 2).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia).

Specimens: 20.2 g in the form of a polished slice at UWB; remainder with Mr. R. Falls.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2017 May
Mass (g):150.87
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):5.6-54.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.4-46.0; 49.5; 22.2
Wollastonite (mol%):4.6-3.4; 19.7; 40.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:R. Falls
Comments:Work name BF17-17; 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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