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EL HAREICHA 001 (1.56 gram)

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[ Meteoritical Bulletin Database ]


Classification: Lunar polymict breccia (basalt/gabbroic)  S-moderate / W-moderate
Place/Time: 2022 in Gao, Mali (21°28’22.7’’ N, 06°03’38.3’’ W)
Mass: 365 gram

History: The individual was found by meteorite hunters in northern Mali close to the border to Mauritania and subsequently purchased by the main mass holder from a Morrocan dealer.
Physical characteristics: Grayish rock without fusion crust. (M.C) There is crust.
Petrography: The meteorite displays a light grayish interior and is a polymict breccia predominantly composed of up to 7 mm sized basaltic and gabbroic clasts as well as mineral fragments set in a fine-grained partly shock melted matrix. Dominant minerals are olivine, esxolved pyroxene, zoned pyroxene, pigeonite, augite, and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases include ferroan pigeonite, fayalite, ilmenite, and FeS. Contains secondary barite and calcite filled veins.

NOTE: Super polished from one side endpiece. Unpaired lunar