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NWA 11182 and 14769   contributed by Roberto Vargas, IMCA 5746   MetBul Link

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NWA 11182

Lunar (feldsp. breccia). TKW 60 grams (see contributor notes). Fall not observed. Purchased at the 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral show from Said Haddany.

NWA 14769

Lunar (frag. breccia). TKW 885 grams. Fall not observed. Purchased 2021 from a meteorite dealer in Algeria

Roberto writes:
Mr. Duke was the Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 16 Mission, in 1972. He is the 10th person to walk on the moon. He also left a family photograph of himself, his wife, and his two sons on the lunar surface (Picture 5).

NWA 11182 is an example where additional stones were found after the classification was published but the weight of those stones were not added to the writeup. See the picture attached of a 37g slice on Kortev's lunar page.

Picture 1 - NWA 11182 (left) and NWA 14769 (right)

Picture 2 -NWA 11182 signed by Charlie Duke

Picture 3 -NWA 14768 signed by Charlie Duke

Picture 4 -NWA 11182 signed by Charlie Duke

Picture 5 - Photo of Charlie's family left on the moon by Charlie.

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Greg Lindh
 10/28/2023 10:36:21 AM
May I forward this email to my son. He doesn*t collect meteorites and knows little about them, but I think he would love to see these photos and the information that you provided about them.
Jeff DeVries
 10/28/2023 8:13:18 AM
Absolutely stunning pieces!
Oz Backman
 10/28/2023 8:11:04 AM
Incredible post Roberto. 👏👏
Alexander Natale
 10/28/2023 5:10:18 AM
Great post Roberto, Thank You for sharing.
Jarkko Kettunen
 10/28/2023 3:59:21 AM
Very cool Roberto!
Greg Lindh
 10/28/2023 3:22:10 AM
Wow! How spectacular, especially with the signatures!

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