NWA 10565 (LL6 Breccia)

NWA10565(AJ15-18)One stone weighing 608g was purchased out of Morocco in December of 2015. A sample of this stone was sent to Dr. Anthony Irving who initially determined the stone to be a LL6 Breccia. Due to its size, the stone was sent to the Montana Meteorite Laboratory to sliced. Upon their return, a WONDERFUL array of clasts were found in about a third of the slices. This was unexpected and not part of the initial classification sample. Dr. Irving was contacted and further research will be conducted on the specimen to examine the various clasts, perhaps in support of this stone being a regolith breccia.

I am initially offering slices displaying the standard lunar-like LL6 breccia matrix (which are still SUPERB), along with several slices containing a few clasts. Due to their size, each slice will come in a custom foam padded Riker display box. Pricing is dependent on the features in each slice.

(Initial)Petrography as follows:

Breccia composed of angular clasts (mostly recrystallized with rare remnant, relatively large chondrules) in a finer matrix. Olivine (Fa29.0-32.6, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs23.4-23.5Wo1.6-1.5, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs9.5-9.9Wo43.8-43.3, N = 2).

Meteoritical Bulletin entry can be found here.

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