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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

NWA 13276   contributed by Gourgues Denis   MetBul Link

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1.09 grams. 20 x 15 x 2 mm.   Martian (Shergottite)

TKW 3.65 kg. Fall not observed. Purchased December, 2019, in Mali and Mauritania.

From the MetBul:
History: Four separate but identical-appearing stones were purchased in December 2019 independently by Aziz Habibi (2200 g, 772 g) and Rachid Chaoui (390g, 290 g) from dealers in Mali and Mauritania. Subsequently the 2200 g and 772 g stones were acquired by Darryl Pitt, and the 290 g stone was acquired by Dr. David Gregory.

Physical characteristics: The specimens lack fusion crust. Fresh interiors are relatively coarse grained and exhibit deep brown olivine grains accompanied by pale green pyroxene and sparkling interstitial maskelynite.


Gourgues writes:
This is my first Lherzholitic Martian!

Nice matrix with pale Olivine and shock-darkened olivine. This is a Shergottite (poikilitic).

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NWA 4024
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Denis Gourgues
 5/9/2020 12:23:05 PM
... This NWA is provisional for now
Paul Swartz
 5/7/2020 9:57:55 AM
The MetBul says it's "official" and "Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)"
Murray Paulzon
 5/7/2020 9:41:54 AM
Pretty stone. Its color and texgure remind me of DAG476.
Peter Marmet
 5/7/2020 5:49:50 AM
Official! :-)
Denis Gourgues
 5/7/2020 4:25:25 AM
... This NWA is provisional for now

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