NWA 13951 Lunar Meteorite

NWA 13951 Lunar MeteoriteFind / Fall: Find: 2021
Location: Mauritania
Classification: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Total Known Weight: 4.3 kg

NWA 13951 is as also know the Starry Night lunar meteorite and has been classified as a Lunar Feldspathic Breccia. Two identical appearing stones were found together. One weighing 2.5 kilograms and the other 1.8 kilograms for a total known weight of 4.3 kilograms. The stones were purchased in Mauritania January 2021. Cut surfaces of NWA 13951 show numerous clasts with gray and white grains bounded by darker melt veins. NWA 13951 was found with no remaining fusion crust.

NWA 13951 is a fine grained brecciated mix of plagioclase, olivine and melts. Numerous Fe-Ni metal grains are seen scattered throughout the meteorite. Some of the metal grains are as large as 1mm.


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