Dchira
Item: 48.1 Dimensions: 60 x 50 x 40 mm Weight: 339 g
Lunar Main mass
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3

Northwest Africa 773

Country: Western Sahara
Found: 2000 September
Group: Stone
Type: Achondrite
Class: Lunar. Norite (ALUN-OG)
Total known weight: 633 g

We purchased this meteorite from Bedouin near Dchira, Western Sahara in 2000. By February 2001 it's lunar origin was confirmed. Yet the composition was unmatched. It has two distinct lithologies: a green cumulate and black breccia. Dr. Tim Fagan made the first description of this new type of meteorite calling it a cumulate olivine norite with regolith breccia more often abbreviated norite. Interesting spectroscopy research of the south pole of the moon (Atkin Basin) have remarkable similarities with composition of this meteorite.