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NWA 8783

NWA lunar (under klassifisering)

Klassifisering: Akondritt, lunar, feldspat breccia
Funn: 2014
Land/lokalitet: North-West Africa
Totalmasse: 27.5 gram
Vekt på mitt eksemplar: 0.12 gram

Meteoritical Bulletin Database

Førebels skriv frå Gay Fujihara:
«A lot of 24 individual meteorites were found together in the saharan desert, weighing 27.55 grams. The largest four stones were cut and polished to a mirror finish by Montana Meteorite Laboratory, and samples were sent to Dr Tony Irving for analysis toward classification with the Meteoritical Society. Currently the meteorite is unclassified but is in the process to become official in the next few weeks, certainly before 2014 ends. The meteorites have been preliminarily studied and have been found to be a feldspathic breccia. Randy Korotev already has a subsample of the tested piece for trace element analysis (expected by mid-December). Korotev’s results will be necessary to decide about possible pairing. Randy Korotev already has a subsample of the tested piece for trace element analysis (expected by mid-December). Korotev’s results have indicated this meteorite is paired to NWA 8455, a 3kg stone owned by Jay Piatek. Drs Irving and Korotev have confirmed at least 10 new lunar meteorites in 2014.