Here is a complete specimen of the lunar meteorite Lahmada 046 found in Morocco in 2018. Total mass is just 71.24 grams.
Physical characteristics: Gray rock without fusion crust. Cut surface reveals black interior with mm-sized, whitish clasts.
Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Sparse mineral clasts (anorthite, olivine, pyroxene) in a melt-rock matrix. Melt rock has numerous vesicles with typical sizes 50 µm. Troilite and rare metal are found in the melt rock.
Geochemistry: Anorthite An96.8Ab3.0Or0.2 (n=2). Augite Fs16.8±0.3Wo36.3±0.1, FeO/MnO = 59.0 (n=2). Olivine Fa33.4±1.5, FeO/MnO=72.3±7.2 (n=3)
It was classified by CEREGE laboratory (France).
The meteorite is sold in a box with a separate label / signed certificate of authenticity.
- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- Lahmada 046, feldspathic breccia (Moon) -
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Planetary Achondrite
- 1.7×1.4×1 cm
- 3.06 g
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Origin (Country)