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Location: Sahara Desert, exact location unknown.

Found: 2014.

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic regolith breccia)

Description: History: 56g mass purchased by Eric Twelker from Habib Naji in Morocco, 2014. Physical: Single stone. Saw-cut shows white feldspathic clasts and a few dark colored clasts set in a dark gray matrix. There a few, very small, metal grains visible. Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite is a fine-grained lunar feldspathic regolith breccia with numerous agglutinates, shock melt zones and impact melt clasts present. Many of the agglutinates and melt veins are heavily vesiculated. There are also many fragmental feldspar grains and some microgabbros present, a few of these fragments are up to several mm in size. Accessory Fe-Ni metal, Fe-sulfide, chromite, and ilmenite are present. Weathering products iron oxide, barite, and calcite were detected. Geochem: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) olivine Fa31.5±4.9, Fe/Mn=99±9, n=29; forsterite Fa5.8, Fe/Mn=87, n=1; pigeonite Fs26.6±5.5Wo6.0±3.8, Fe/Mn=55±4, n=10; augite Fs22.7±8.2Wo33.1±6.9, Fe/Mn=52±8, n=14; anorthite plagioclase An94.2±2.6Ab5.4±2.5Or0.3±0.2, n=10; labradorite plagioclase An56.3Ab37.1Or6.6, n=1; Shock melt (20 μm defocused electron beam, proxy for bulk meteorite composition): SiO2=44.5±0.8, TiO2=0.25±0.08, Al2O3=31.3±1.9, Cr2O3=0.07±0.01, MgO=3.2±1.8, FeO=3.0±0.4, MnO=0.04±0.02, CaO=17.4±0.4, NiO=0.00±0.00, Na2O=0.55±0.09, K2O=0.07±0.01 (all wt%), n=3.

Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

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