Achondrite Meteorite - 0.128 g

Achondrite Meteorite - 0.128 g


Certificate of authenticity included.

North-West Africa 10480.

Abbreviation: NWA 10480.
Observed fall: no.
Found year: 2015.
Country: (Northwest Africa).
Weight: 33 grams.
Weather report: MB 105 (2016) Lunar.
Recommended: Lunar [explanation].

It is one of the 81 approved classified Lunar meteorites.

Purchased: 2015.

Classification: Lunar meteorite.

History: The meteorite was purchased from the Moroccan meteorite dealer Ismaili at the mineral fair in Munich, Germany.

Physical characteristics: One small individual covered with a black shiny crust was recovered from the north-African Sahara.

Petrography: The meteorite is a polymict breccia composed of lithic and mineral clasts set in a fine-grained clastic matrix. Lithic clasts are dominantly gabbroic, basaltic and impact melt up to 5 mm in size; mineral clasts include olivine, fayalite, pyroxene with very fine exsolution lamellae, and feldspar grains. Accessories are pigeonite (Fs55.3Wo13.7), Ti-chromite, ilmenite, and silica. Some melt veins and pockets are present.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa34.1±2.2 (Fa31.7-40.3, n=24) FeO/MnO mean= 100±9; fayalite: Fa92.3±3.9 (Fa83.7-97, n=26) FeO/MnO mean= 97±5; Ca-pyroxene: F39 39±9.5Wo32.2±9.6 (Fs29.75-55.8Wo20.3-43.3, n=33, FeO/MnO mean= 79±11.9); calcic plagioclase: An93.4±1.6 (An90.2-94.6, n=16).

     This is 1 of 6506 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2021 unapproved names).

Lot details
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
Achondrite Meteorite
NWA 10480 Moon
0.128 g
Origin (Country)
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