TISSERLITINE 001 LUNAR FELDSPATHIC REGOLITHIC BRECCIA PARTIALLY HYDROTHERMALLY-ALTERED Achondrite Meteorite - 1.7 g

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TISSERLITINE 001 LUNAR FELDSPATHIC REGOLITHIC BRECCIA PARTIALLY HYDROTHERMALLY-ALTERED Achondrite Meteorite - 1.7 g
TISSERLITINE, Mali

TISSERLITINE 001
LUNAR FELDSPATHIC REGOLITHIC BRECCIA PARTIALLY HYDROTHERMALLY-ALTERED
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THIS UNIQUE LUNAR METEORITE CLASSIFIED AND APPROVED AS TISSERLITINE 001
LUNAR FELDSPATHIC REGOLITHIC BRECCIA PARTIALLY HYDROTHERMALLY-ALTERED.

This is the only meteorite that contains signs of Hydrothermal-alteration and classified as lunar feldspathic regolithic breccia, partially hydrothermally-altered.

THIS IS OFFICIALLY CLASSIFIED AND APPROVED AS
TISSERLITINE 001
LUNAR FELDSPATHIC REGOLITHIC BRECCIA PARTIALLY HYDROTHERMALLY-ALTERED
(NO PAIRING)

DISCOVERED IN DECEMBER 2019
IN TISSERLITINE GAO MALI.
COORDINATES: 21.325°N, 0.729°E


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TRULY A BEAUTIFUL MUSEUM QUALITY SHOWPIECE
FRESH FUSION CRUST WITH VELVETY TEXTURE AND TONS OF CONTRACTION CRACKS

OFFICIAL CLASSIFICATION DATA SOURCE:
THE METEORITICAL SOCIETY
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Tisserlitine 001
Basic information Name: Tisserlitine 001
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Mali
Mass:help 57.41 kg
Classification
history:
Recommended: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)

This is 1 of 199 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).
Comments: Approved 13 Jun 2020
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:
Tisserlitine 001 21.325°N, 0.729°E

Gao, Mali

Find: 2019 Dec

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Beginning in December 2019 many similar dark stones were found together in the Kidal region of Mali, close to the border with Algeria. One very large stone (40026 g), another stone (4037 g) and 44 smaller stones (combined weight 3642 g) (total weight 47705 g) were purchased by Aziz Habibi in January 2020 from an Algerian dealer and subsequently acquired by Darryl Pitt. Independently, ten other stones of the same distinctive material (combined weight 8536 g) plus many smaller fragments (combined weight 1169 g) were purchased by Mbark Arjdal in February and March 2020 from a relative of the same Algerian dealer.

Physical characteristics: All specimens (many of which have a flattened slab-like form) lack fusion crust and exhibit medium-brown, "knobby" exterior surfaces. Interiors of stones have an overall tan to pinkish hue with obvious light gray, dark gray and whitish clasts plus some visible small grains of metal.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Two separate endcut specimens were studied. Both are samples of the same breccia material, composed of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, pigeonite, subcalcic augite, augite and orthopyroxene, plus sparse lithic clasts of spinel troctolite, set in a fine grained microvesicular matrix containing accessory altered kamacite, troilite, taenite and pentlandite. Secondary calcite is present pervasively in one of the two specimens studied and in places may be replacing original glass. Olivine grains in both studied specimens have been partially replaced by inhomogeneous phyllosilicate-rich assemblages, which apparently are hydroxylated (as evidenced by systematically low oxide analytical sums of 88-90 wt.% and absence of measurable F and Cl), and which are very Mn-deficient (yielding very elevated FeO/MnO ratios in the range 150-250). Troctolitic clasts are composed predominantly of anorthite and olivine with accessory Cr-pleonaste, low-Ca pyroxene and/or higher-Ca pyroxene.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa17.3-32.1, FeO/MnO = 76-100, N = 15), anorthite (An95.4-99.0Or0.2-0.0, N = 7), pigeonite (Fs18.2-26.8Wo12.4-4.7, FeO/MnO = 47-54, N = 6), orthopyroxene (Fs16.0-21.6Wo2.2-3.7, FeO/MnO = 51-66, N = 4), subcalcic augite (Fs15.9Wo31.0, FeO/MnO = 41), augite (Fs7.6-7.9Wo42.9-45.6; Fs13.8Wo38.9; FeO/MnO = 36-48, N = 3). Troctolite clast: olivine (Fa18.2-21.2, FeO/MnO = 84-92, N = 4), anorthite (An97.7Or0.0), pleonaste (mg = 0.721, cr = 0.093).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic regolithic breccia, partially hydrothermally-altered).

Specimens: 37.6 g in the form of two polished endcuts at UWB; remainder with DPitt and Mr. M. Arjdal.

Data from:
MB109
Table 0
Line 0:
State/Prov/County: Gao
Place of purchase: Mali
Date: 2019 Dec
Latitude: 21.325°N
Longitude: 0.729°E
Mass (g): 57410
Pieces: many
Class: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage: low
Weathering grade: moderate
Fayalite (mol%): 18.2-32.1
Ferrosilite (mol%): 16.0-46.2; 18.2-26.8; 15.9; 7.6-7.9
Wollastonite (mol%): 1.7-3.7; 12.4-4.7; 31.0; 42.9-45.6
Classifier: A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSTL
Type spec mass (g): 37.6
Type spec location: UWB
Main mass: A. Habibi/M. Arjdal
Comments: Work names AH 747 and Arj H10; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
and collections UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
DPitt: Darryl Pitt, 225 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024, United States; (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Mali
Coordinates:
Recommended:: (21° 19' 30"N, 0° 43' 44"E)

Statistics:
This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Gao, Mali (plus 1 unapproved name)
This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites from Mali (plus 1 unapproved name)
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Lot details
Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
TISSERLITINE 001 LUNAR FELDSPATHIC REGOLITHIC BRECCIA PARTIALLY HYDROTHERMALLY-ALTERED
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
Achondrite Meteorite
Supplement
Moon meteorite
Weight
1.7 g
Origin (Region/ City)
TISSERLITINE
Origin (Country)
Mali
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