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Northwest Africa 11472
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11472
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11472
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 840 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 329 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 15 Nov 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11472 (NWA 11472)

(Northwest Africa)

Find: 2017

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: A single stone was found in March 2017 by a nomad in an undisclosed region of the Sahara. The stone was later purchased by Luc Labenne.

Physical characteristics: A single grayish stone. Cut surface reveals a gray interior with mm sized light gray and white clasts.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE): Brecciated igneous rock.Clasts of anorthite (to 5 mm), olivine, pyroxene set in a feldspathic matrix. Opaque minerals: ilmenite, chromite, troilite, metal (to 40 μm).

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa39.7±13.2, range Fa19.6-55.1, FeO/MnO=101.0±19.1 (N=8). Pyroxene Fs33.1±9.3Wo12.7±10.5, FeO/MnO=65.9±10.7 (N=8). Plagioclase An96.1±1.0Ab3.8±0.9Or0.1±0.1 (N=6). Chromite Cr/(Cr+Al)=0.56, TiO2=11.4wt%, Al2O3=15.4wt%, Cr2O3=28.4wt% (N=2). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 2.82.

Classification: Lunar, feldspathic breccia.

Specimens: 22 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Luc Labenne.

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Place of purchase:Morocco
Mass (g):840
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Weathering grade:minor
Magnetic suscept.:2.82
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Labenne Luc
Finder:Labenne Luc
Comments:work name LL24 (LAB120617); submitted by J. Gattacceca
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 10 Jun 2023)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
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 9429 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1876 unapproved names)

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