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NWA 11742 (4.00 gram)

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[ Meteoritical Bulletin Database ]

 

Classification: Achondrite Eucrite melt breccia S-mod/W-mod
Place/Time: 2016 in Quarzazate, Morocco
Mass: 650g

Physical characteristics: Brownish individual without fusion crust.
Petrography: The meteorite is a melt breccia composed of up to 5 mm sized basaltic clasts set into shock melted matrix. Basaltic clasts consist of exsolved pyroxenes and often lath shaped calcic plagioclase. The shock melt is mostly recrystallized to plagioclase and pyroxene; some regions show pronounced flow textures. Minor phases include silica, chromite, ilmenite and barite.

NOTE:
Perfectly one side polished slice, like a mirror.


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