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Northwest Africa 11006
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 2.25 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  lunar, anorthositic impact melt breccia
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (anorth).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 30 Dec 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 11006 (NWA 11006)


Purchased: Nov. 2016

Classification: lunar, anorthositic impact melt breccia

History: Purchased by Ke Zuokai in Nov. 2016 from a Moroccan dealer.

Physical characteristics: A single stone lacking fusion crust. The section of stone looks gray and the stone has a dark yellow surface. Small white clasts are visible in a pale, finer grained matrix.

Petrography: Lithic clasts and mineral fragments (0.15 to 2 mm) set in a poorly recrystallized anorthositic matrix. The lithic clasts are impact melt clasts and rocks of anorthositic, gabbroic, noritic, and troctolitic composition. Mineral fragments are dominated by pyroxene grains and minor olivine. Some pyroxene grains exhibit exsolved lamella composed of augite Fs23.5Wo40.4 and pigeonite Fs43.6Wo10.3. Vesicles occur in the matrix or some clasts with skeletal crystals. Other accessory minerals include chromite, spinel, ilmenite and troilite. The meteorite is moderately weathered with clay minerals filled in irregular cracks.

Geochemistry: Plagioclase (An95.9±1.7Or0.3±0.3, n=21), olivine (FeO/MnO = 83.2-116.5), pyroxene FeO/MnO = 43.9-73.6.

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Place of purchase:Changsha, China
Date:P Nov. 2016
Mass (g):2245 gram
Class:lunar, anorthositic impact melt breccia
Fayalite (mol%):32.7±8.3 (n=23)
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.3±7.1 (n=7), 29.7±9.5 (n=16), 24.7±4.8 (n=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.2±0.4 (n=7), 10.5±3.6 (n=16), 28.7±7.7 (n=6)
Classifier:Wu Y., PMO
Type spec mass (g):20 g
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Ke Zuokai
Comments:Submitted by Hsu W.
   and collections
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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     This is 1 of 1847 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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