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Details about  NWA 6221 Meteorite - RARE Lunar - Full slice 4.051 g NEW

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NWA 6221 Meteorite - RARE Lunar - Full slice 4.051 g NEW
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Aug 10, 2012
US $2,879.00
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NWA 6221
Northwest Africa 6221
Galtat Zemmour, Western Sahara 

Purchased: April 2010
Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia) 

Mass (g): 109.38
Pieces: 1

History: Purchased by P. Thomas in April 2010 from a dealer who reported that this stone was found near Geltat Zemmour. 

Physical characteristics: One single stone, dark gray with white clasts. 

Petrography: (A. Jambon, O. Boudouma, D. Badia) Small mineral clasts in a fine-grained matrix with some heterogeneous glass (impact melt glass). Contains plagioclase, pigeonite, augite, ilmenite, olivine, merrilite. Rare lithic clasts. 

Geochemistry: Feldspar An96-89. Augite (Fs27-22Wo40-30, Fe/Mn=60). Olivine (Fa=12-29, Fe/Mn=60). Ilmenite with 6% MgO. Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL): FeO 6.6 wt%, Sc 9.7 ppm, Ni 1120 ppm, Sm 5.7 ppm, Th 1.7 ppm. 

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia). Probably paired with NWA 4936 and NWA 5406.Classifier: A. Jambon, O. Boudouma and D. Badia, UPVI

Lunar meteorite: Lunar meteorites are lunar rocks that were ejected from the Moon by impacts and later fell to the Earth as meteorites. 

Lunar (feldspathic breccia) means: "A lunar meteorite that is a breccia of primarily feldspathic lithologies."

Slice sold in a membrane box

Full slice 4.051 g
(Approx. dimensions: 48 x 28,5 x 2 mm)

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