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    NWA 6888 METEORITE - RARE SLICE OF THE MOON FROM THE SAHARA DESERT IN MOROCCO
    Lunar Regolith Breccia - LUN
    Rio de Oro, Western Sahara (24o38.57'N, 14o41.27W)

    On May 28, 2011, ironically the final day of an expedition, this meteorite was found and later confirmed to be Lunar breccia by the Laboratory of Meteoritics at the Vernadsky Institute. NWA 6888 was found on the Sueilila (Zwilla) limestone plateau approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) to the east of Hassi Lakra (Playa del Cordero) station in the North West Africa desert of Morocco in the Western Sahara. This meteorite is polymict, melt matrix breccia, consisting of numerous mineral and lithic fragments embedded in a fine-grained devitrified matrix. Lithic clasts are dominated by melt breccias, granulites, anorthorsites, gabbro, gabbro-norites, troctolites and VLT-like basalts. Rare spherules of devitrified glass occur. (See Meteoritical Bulletin no.100.) This fine specimen of Lunar regolith (often referred to as Lunar "soil") exhibits a moderate grade of weathering. NWA 6888 was a single brownish-gray to dark green stone weighing 208 grams in total with no fusion crust. This slice weighs 2.77 grams and comes displayed in a Riker mount. The main mass is still held by the anonymous finder of the meteorite.
    It measures 2.64 x 1.06 x .04 inches (67 x 27 x 1 mm) and weighs 2.77 grams.


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