Find / Fall: Find: 2021
Location: Northwest Africa
Classification: Lunar (melt breccia)
Total Known Weight: 2.3 kg
NWA 14729 is a lunar melt breccia meteorite. It was purchased from a Moroccan dealer in 2021. The total recovered weight of this lunar meteorite is 2.3 kilograms. Only nine meteorites have been classified as Lunar Melt Breccias. NWA 14729 has been classified as a Lunar (polymict anorthositic troctolite melt breccia).
NWA 14729 was found as a single stone. This lunar 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.
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