Lahmada 020 (lunar)

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Lahmada 020        27.411°N, 9.845°W

Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara

Find: 2018 Nov

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Found at a location north of Jdiriya, Morocco, near Oued Skikima, in November 2018. Material was obtained by Ahmad Bouragaa and Aziz Habibi, and some was purchased by Mark Lyon and Mendy Ouzillou in November 2018.

Physical characteristics: Multiple pieces (total 12.168 kg) of the same distinctive very fine grained, dark gray microvesicular material with sparse, irregularly distributed small milky clasts.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Sparse, very small mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, pigeonite and augite occur within a dominant extremely fine grained, microvesicular matrix containing accessory kamacite, troilite and minor barite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa34.0-35.8, FeO/MnO = 86-94, N = 2), pigeonite (Fs22.7-28.6Wo8.2-8.8, FeO/MnO = 49-59, N = 2), augite (Fs17.1-17.4Wo38.5-36.6, FeO/MnO = 51-54, N = 2), anorthite (An95.8-96.9Wo0.4-0.2, N = 2).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic regolith melt breccia).

Specimens: 20.62 g including a polished slice and one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with A. Bouragaa, A. Habibi, M. Lyon and M. Ouzillou.

Additional information

Weight N/A

0.42g, 0.558g, 0.56g, 2.47g, 7.3g