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Northwest Africa 12966
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12966
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12966
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1.39 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 183 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 29 Nov 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12966 (NWA 12966)

Morocco

Purchased: 2019

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Sparse mineral clasts (anorthite, olivine, pyroxene) in a melt rock matrix. Melt rock has abundant vesicles with typical sizes 50 µm. Toilite and rare metal are found in the melt rock fraction.

Geochemistry: Anorthite An96.00Ab3.6Or0.4 (n=3). Pyroxene Fs30.8Wo8.9, FeO/MnO = 52 (n=2). Olivine Fa36.4, FeO/MnO=118 (n=2).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic melt breccia).

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Pierre-Marie Pelé.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tan Tan
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):1.39
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Fayalite (mol%):36.4 (n=2)
Ferrosilite (mol%):30.8 (n=2)
Wollastonite (mol%):8.9
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):0.33
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Pierre-Marie Pelé
Comments:work name PM19L2; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1419 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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