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NWA 10401   contributed by Roberto Vargas, IMCA 5746   MetBul Link


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13.69 gram end-cut.   Lunar

TKW 354 grams. Fall not observed. Purchased by Steve Arnold from a dealer in Ouarzarete, Morocco in 2015.

 


Roberto writes:
According to metbul, NWA 10401 was purchased by Steve Arnold in 2015. It was originally sold as two stones, the smaller being 136g, the larger was 218g. Steve sold the stones to Peter Scherff of Massachusetts, who sent it in for classification and currently holds the main mass. This piece was part of the stone that was sliced for classification, obtained in a trade between Peter and I.


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John Divelbiss
 8/18/2019 8:37:34 PM
here are other pics of this Troctolite and its' pairings at meteorites.wustl.edu/lunar/stones/nwa5744.htm
Stephen Amara
 8/18/2019 8:15:14 PM
Roberto this is in my opinion the most beautiful lunar meteorite I have ever seen!! Congratulations on the acquisition!!!
Shams from Egypt
 8/18/2019 6:16:40 PM
A Nice Lunar. Please keep sending nice photos of planetary meteorites.
Roberto Vargas
 8/18/2019 10:17:58 AM
Hi John and Bernd. The white clasts are speckled. However, there are a good deal small holes along many of the shock veins. Thanks Graham!
John Divelbiss
 8/18/2019 9:49:46 AM
This is the Troctolite lunar that has lots impact melt vesicles/vugs (also shown in cut face) in the more "volatile" areas that are more colored, like the greyish blue parts. As for the Anorthosite chunks...I think the photo is a bit exaggerated(post) to give this cut the look of holes or freckles.
Bernd Pauli
 8/18/2019 6:30:05 AM
In photo #3 these speckles look like tiny holes. Roberto are they tiny holes or speckles?
Graham Ensor
 8/18/2019 3:04:57 AM
Nice...unusial speckled anorthosite in this one it seems.
 

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