Northwest Africa (NWA) 14729 Lunar Meteorite
NWA 14729 was found as a single stone. The meteorite has a dark green-brown color. It is a highly shocked meteorite as might be expected as a melt type meteorite. It is moderately weathered meteorite. NWA 14729 is a polymict breccia with a host rock of anorthositic troctolite composed of fine grained olivine with a lesser amount of pryroxene. The fine grained light colored host rock is set in a darker vesicular melt rock matrix. Some of the element content in the olivine and plagioclase of NWA 14729 is consistent with that of returned samples of Moon rock from the manned Apollo missions.