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NWA 7611

Northwest Africa 7611 is a lunar meteorite found near the Moroccan/Algerian border in May of 2012.  The total known weight of the original specimen was 916 grams, and this 311-gram piece, donated to the Center by collector Jay Piatek, is the largest remaining mass (or main mass) of this meteorite. Classified as a lunar regolith breccia, this meteorite contains a mix of rock types from the moon’s mare and highlands. Photo credit: L. Garvie/CMS.