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NWA 15876 (6.75 gram)

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[ Meteoritical Bulletin Database ]


Classification: Martian shergottite S-high / W-moderate
Place/Time: 2023 in Morocco
Mass: 339g

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.
Physical characteristics: Grayish to dark greenish fragments with patches of black fusion crust.
Petrography:The meteorite shows a poikilitic texture of up to 3 mm sized pyroxenes enclosing rounded to subrounded olivines that frequently contain trapped melt inclusions. Feldspar is a minor component and has completely been transformed to maskelynite. Accessory minerals include chomite, FeS and FeNiS. Contains glassy to finely recrystallized shock melt pocket.
Classification: Martian meteorite (shergottite); likely paired with NWA 10961

NOTE: Slice one side mirror polished.




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