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Northwest Africa 15018
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15018
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15018
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1200 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 280 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 23 Jul 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15018 (NWA 15018)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Apr 2022

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Temara, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Many small grayish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a dark grayish interior and is a polymict breccia predominantly composed of up to 3 mm sized feldspathic and melt clasts plus mineral fragments consolidated by abundant finely recrystallized feldspathic matrix. Dominant minerals are olivine, augite, pigeonite, and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases are silica, ilmenite and FeS.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa27.7±1.7 (Fa26.3-30.6, FeO/MnO=87±4, n=12); augite: Fs17.4±1.2Wo34.9±1.4 (Fs15.3-19.1Wo33.2-37.5, FeO/MnO=47±4, n=9); pigeonite: Fs25.3±1.6Wo9.3±2.2 (Fs23.0-28.4Wo5.9-13.3, FeO/MnO=53±5, n=11); calcic plagioclase: An97.9±0.1 (An97.6-98.1, n=10)

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Temara, Morocco
Date:P Apr 2022
Mass (g):1200
Pieces:many
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):27.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.4; 25.3
Wollastonite (mol%):34.9; 9.3
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Said Yousfi
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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