Find / Fall: Found 2015
Location: Northwest Africa
Classification: Lunar (anorthositic troctolitic breccia)
Total Known Weight: 354 g
The NWA 10401 Lunar Meteorite was purchased by from a dealer in Ouarzarete, Morocco in 2015. Two pieces of NWA 10401 were recovered with weights of 218 grams and 136 grams for a total known weight of 354 grams.
NWA 10401 is classified as an lunar anorthorsitic troctolite breccia with a granulitic texture. It is one of the more rarely seen lunar meteorite types with the highest known bulk Mg# (value = 82) of feldspathic lunar meteorites.
NWA 10401 has a fine grained light gray colored ground mass crossed by shock melt veins. Large white clasts are present in some slices. As indicated by the shock veins NWA 10401 has been given a highly shocked stage but has a low weathering state.