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Northwest Africa 15062
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15062
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15062
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 40.2 g
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 4 Mar 2023
Writeup from MB 112:

Northwest Africa 15062 (NWA 15062)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 Jul

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchosed by Bing’an Miao from a meteorite dealer Rex in Beijing in July, 2018.

Physical characteristics: The sample weighs 40.18 g and is brown in color.

Petrography: The polished section of this meteorite shows a granulitic brecciated texture. A large number of mineral fragments set in a granoblastic matrix dominated by plagioclase and small mafic minerals. The major minerals are plagioclase (62 vol%, partly transformed to maskelynite), olivine (26 vol%) and pyroxene (12 vol%), and the minor minerals are chromite, spinel and troilite.

Geochemistry: Plagioclase: An96.1-98.5Or0.05-0.25(n=21); Olivine: Fo79.1-81.3, Fe/Mn=80-102 (n=11); Pyroxene: Fs15-18.2Wo1.9-16.8En75.2-82.6, Fe/Mn=44-75(n=17)

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia). Although there is no information on the exact location where NWA 15062 and NWA 15063 were found, they have similarities in lithic texture and major mineral composition, and they were purchased from the same meteorite dealer, so they may be paired meteorites.

Specimens: One polished thin section and the type sample of 8.5 g are deposited in GUT. The main mass of the meteorite is kept by the owner of Bing’an Miao.

Data from:
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Beijing, China
Date:P 2018 Jul
Mass (g):40.18
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Classifier:Z.Xia, B. Miao,B.Si, GUT
Type spec mass (g):8.50
Type spec location:GUT
Main mass:Bing'an Miao
Comments:M 16199 (Appears in Chinese literature); submitted by Bingkui Miao
   and collections
GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
Beijing: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112, in preparation (2023)
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Public domain photographs:
Bingkui Miao; Zhipeng Xia            

     This is 1 of 9042 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1870 unapproved names)

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