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Lot 27: NWA 11616 MOON ROCK — UNUSUAL POLYMICT BRECCIA WITH TWO DISTINCT LITHOLOGIES INCLUDING LUNAR MARE, Moon – Lunar polymict breccia Sahara Desert, Algeria

This is a complete slice from a very fresh lunar meteorite that is a polymict breccia with two different types of clasts. The lighter olivine gabbro clasts contain, in part, olivine, zoned clinopyroxene and maskelynite. In the lower right is the rare basaltic (lunar mare) clast. A mixture of gabbro and regolith (lunar soil) appear in the upper right of this important lunar sample. Modern... read more
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Timed:
07 Feb 15:00 - 14 Feb 15:26
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Christie's