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    LUNAR METEORITE SLICE: A SLICE OF THE MOON!
    Lunar (anorthositic breccia), paired to DaG 400
    Libya (27°22.17'N, 16°11.93'E)
    Found: March 10, 1998

    Ever since Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the surface of the Moon, people have lusted for a piece, be it ever so small, of our nearest neighbor in space. With few exceptions, NASA has not been very accommodating in giving the public what they want. Here is where the romantic desert dwellers of the Libyan Sahara come into the picture. Since meteorite determination is fairly easy if you're hanging around a desert where rocks that don't fit the picture are pretty easy to spot, and your job consists of staying alive by moving around in that desert, it's only natural that the various nomads have become expert meteorite finders. While these nomads can't tell a Lunar meteorite from a run-of-the-mill L4 chondrite, they do know that if they pick up enough of the strange rocks - sooner or later they will make the big score. The meteorite that furnished this slice was undoubtedly found in just this fashion. It displays all of the characteristic features of an Anorthositic Breccia identical with Dar al Gani 400, with which it is paired. It displays a partially weathered perimeter and various breccia fragments in a gray ground mass.
    Overall Measurements: 3.06 x 2.11 x 0.14 inches (7.77 x 5.36 x 0.35 cm), weighs 32 gm (1.13 ozs.)


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