NWA 12966 (lunar)

 13.00 69.00


Northwest Africa 12966 (NWA 12966)


Purchased: 2019

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Sparse mineral clasts (anorthite, olivine, pyroxene) in a melt rock matrix. Melt rock has abundant vesicles with typical sizes 50 µm. Toilite and rare metal are found in the melt rock fraction.

Geochemistry: Anorthite An96.00Ab3.6Or0.4 (n=3). Pyroxene Fs30.8Wo8.9, FeO/MnO = 52 (n=2). Olivine Fa36.4, FeO/MnO=118 (n=2).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic melt breccia).

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Pierre-Marie Pelé.

Additional information

Weight N/A

0.012g, 0.058g, 0.129g