NWA 11129 (Lodranite Breccia)

One stone lacking fusion crust and containing exposed green crystals was purchased out of Morocco in September of 2016. A sample the stone was sent to Dr. Anthony Irving who determined the stone to be a Lodranite Breccia paired to the NWA 8118 “green eyed” pairing group.  This stone in particular has less rust stains on it than many of the other “green-eyed” lodranite slices I have seen being sold. Slices were prepared by Rock Falls Designs. They feature some of the greenest clinopyroxene crystals I have ever seen spread across a yellowish matrix with quite a bit of metal scattered about. Each slice will come in a quality labeled meteorite display box.

Petrography as follows:

Breccia composed of angular mineral grains of olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene with accessory Cr-rich chromite, altered low-Ni kamacite and troilite in a sparse finer grained matrix. Olivine (Fa11.3-11.5, FeO/MnO = 32-33, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs9.8-9.9Wo1.7-2.3, FeO/MnO = 25-31, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs4.4-4.5Wo44.1-43.2, N = 2). Paired with NWA 8118, NWA 8216 and NWA 8251.

Meteoritical Bulletin entry can be found here.

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