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    COMPLETE SLICE OF LUNAR METEORITE: DHOFAR 911
    Lunar (anorth) Polymict Breccia
    Dhofar, Oman (19° 19' 54"N, 54° 46' 36"E)

    Lunar Highlands sounds like the kind of place with a country club serving tall fruity drinks with a chaise longue or two on hand for those afflicted with terminal ennui. In reality, the term refers to higher altitude areas of our neighboring planetoid, that haven't been buried under a sea (Mare) of dark lava from Lunar volcanic activity. Typically Highlands material is Anorthositic, that is - igneous material which cooled from the molten state over a longer period, than the dark Basaltic lavas of the Maria (pl. of Mare). Without an atmosphere to shelter it, all parts of the Moon have been pounded senseless by meteorite impacts, to the point that material in this slice has been broken up and then welded back together again by the heat and pressure of successive impacts over vast amounts of time. The 2.1 gram slice shown here was cut from an accredited Lunar meteorite: Dhofar 911. It was found in Dhofar, one of the administrative divisions of Oman. Total known weight of this meteorite is all of 194 grams - about the weight of 4 ice cubes in a tall, fruity drink.
    Overall Measurements: 1.14 x 0.71 x 0.08 inches (2.9 x 1.8 x 0.21 cm), weighs 2.104 gm (0.0742 oz.)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    September, 2014
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