NWA 10203 Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, breccia, LMScope, lunar, Nikon D810, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 10203 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 10203 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 10203 Meteorite Thin Section

This thin section of NWA 10203 shows a wide range of fascinating features. As described on the Meteoritical Bulletin, this lunar breccia contains four lithologies:

1. Unbrecciated olivine gabbro with zoned clinopyroxene.
2. Fragmental anorthositic gabbro breccia.
3. Fragmental gabbroic breccia with approximately equal proportions of plagioclase, pyroxene and olivine.
4. Shock melt veins and pools.

There appears to be a least two of these lithologies in this specimen.

More information on the meteorite and its pairings: Northwest Africa 10149 clan.

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NWA 8010 Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, achondrite, LMScope, lunar, Nikon D810, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 8010 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8010 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8010 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 8010 has many fascinating melt veins which reflect its unique historical formation. Viewed in cross polarized light this meteorite thin section is a wonderful sample of the Moon.

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Crystalline Lunar Spherules

Northwest Africa 8010

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NWA 32 Meteorite Thin Section
10x/0.25, achondrite, LMScope, lunar, Nikon D810, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

NWA 032 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 32 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 032 Meteorite Thin Section

The scientifically important Northwest Africa 032 basalt meteorite contains olivine and pyroxene phenocrysts, which can be clearly seen in this thin section mosaic. Being one of the youngest basalt rocks from the Moon, it provides clues regarding the formation of the Lunar Mare.

Northwest Africa 032 and 479 Pairing

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