|Northwest Africa 11269|
|Basic information||Name: Northwest Africa 11269|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11269
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass: 220 g
This is 1 of 126 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia). [show all]
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|Comments:||Approved 28 Jun 2017|
Writeup from MB 106:
Northwest Africa 11269 (NWA 11269)
Purchased: 2017 Apr
Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)
History: A stone excavated from a site near Tindouf, Algeria was purchased by Ken Regelman in April 2017 from a Moroccan dealer.
Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, exsolved pigeonite, pigeonite, augite, Ti-chromite, ilmenite, Cr-Al-Ti-Fe spinel, kamacite and troilite in a finer grained matrix containing small vesicles.
Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa7.9-48.4, FeO/MnO = 94-98, N = 4), orthopyroxene (Fs19.2-31.3Wo2.5-4.1, FeO/MnO = 61-63, N = 2), augite (Fs7.2-17.8Wo44.3-40.7, FeO/MnO = 38-43, N = 2), plagioclase (An96.3-97.3Or0.1-0.2, N = 2).
Classification: Lunar (feldspathic regolith breccia).
Specimens: 20.05 g including one polished endcut at UWB; remainder with Mr. K. Regelman.
University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70
Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address;
updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
ARN: Kenneth Regelman, Astronomical Research Network, 206 Bellwood Ave., Maplewood, MN 55117, United States; Website (private address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106, in preparation (2017)|