Northwest Africa 10203
Lunar (polymict breccia)
Purchase Date: 2015
Morocco

Physical: Twenty-seven identically appearing pieces reportedly found together. Irregular exterior, no fusion crust, saw cut reveals a polymict breccia with numerous fragmental light and dark clasts. Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This polymict breccia has at least four distinct lithologies. 1) unbrecciated olivine gabbro with zoned clinopyroxene (~75%), acicular, plumose plagioclase (~15%), olivine (~5%), and minor titanomagnetite; 2) fragmental anorthositic gabbro breccia with ~75% plagioclase; 3) fragmental gabbroic breccia with approximately equal proportions of plagioclase, pyroxene and olivine; 4) shock melt veins and pools, some of which are vesicular. Accessory FeNi-metal, silica, ilmenite, troilite, chromite, and phosphate were observed in the fragmental breccias.

Geochem: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Olivine gabbro: olivine Fa52.9.8±7.1, Fe/Mn=100±12, n=6; clinopyroxene Fs31.1±15.8Wo22.1±7.6, Fe/Mn=41±10, n=7; plagioclase An89.9±3.8Ab8.9±3.4Or1.1±0.8, n=3; anorthositic gabbro breccia: olivine Fa30.6±3.0, Fe/Mn=104±7, n=21; clinopyroxene Fs39.4±15.8Wo21.7±10.9, Fe/Mn=66±11, n=21; plagioclase An96.2±0.8Ab3.5±0.8Or0.2±0.1, n=6; gabbroic breccia: olivine Fa40.3±2.9, Fe/Mn=98±5, n=6; clinopyroxene Fs35.4±14.3Wo23.3±10.0, Fe/Mn=63±10, n=9; plagioclase An93.0±1.6Ab6.6±1.6Or0.4±0.1, n=4; Shock melt (10 Ám defocused electron beam, proxy for bulk meteorite composition): SiO2=45.1±2.0, TiO2=0.54±0.38, Al2O3=24.3±6.2, Cr2O3=0.21±0.19, MgO=6.5±2.9, FeO=8.2±3.8, MnO=0.11±0.05, CaO=14.9±1.9, NiO=0.03±0.07, Na2O=0.49±0.13, K2O=0.10±0.03 (all wt%), n=40.



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