|Northwest Africa 11243|
|Basic information||Name: Northwest Africa 11243|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11243
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass: 80 g
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|Comments:||Approved 9 Jun 2017|
Writeup from MB 106:
Northwest Africa 11243 (NWA 11243)
Purchased: 2016 Dec
Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)
History: Purchased by Ken Regelman in December 2016 from a Moroccan dealer.
Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of angular mineral fragments and sparse olivine noritic lithic clasts in a finer grained matrix. Minerals are anorthite, olivine, orthopyroxene, pigeonite, ferropigeonite, fayalite, silica polymorph, Al-Ti-chromite, kamacite, ilmenite, troilite and calcite.
Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.3, FeO/MnO = 101), orthopyroxene (Fs12.9-26.3Wo4.2-2.4, FeO/MnO = 60-74, N = 2), pigeonite (Fs30.1Wo8.7, FeO/MnO = 66), ferropigeonite (Fs 61.1Wo24.4, FeO/MnO = 64), fayalite (Fa87.4, FeO/MnO = 80), anorthite (An97.7-98.3Or0.3-0.1, N = 2).
Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia).
Specimens: 16.24 g including one polished slice 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)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106, in preparation (2017)|
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