Find / Fall: Find: 2018
Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia)
Total Known Weight: 768g
NWA 11898 is a Lunar Feldspathic Breccia meteorite. It was purchased in 2018 from a meteorite dealer in Mali. Several identical appearing stones were found with a total weight of 767.8 grams. The lunar meteorites have a milky-green fusion crust. NWA 11898 has a low weathering state and a high shock stage. Cut or broken surfaces show a fragmental breccia with many white feldspathic clasts set in a dark groundmass. NWA 11898 is mostly composed of feldspathic clasts with a less amount of olivine and pyroxene fragments. Shock melt is found in NWA 11898 and vesicles are scattered throughout the meteorite.
NWA 11898 is a beautiful Lunar meteorite with a great high contrast appearance. It is reminiscent of a snappy B/W photo from the past. It has a rich dark black groundmass with white clasts and a mix of small off-white clasts and a few gray clasts.
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