Lunar meteorite Yamato-86032: Mineralogical, petrological, and geochemical studies
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Yamato-86032 is a shock-lithified anorthositic fragmental breccia. It consists mainly of highly feldspathic meta-breccias and meta-meltrocks and possibly contains a small contribution from mare lithologies, but there is no indication of a KREEP component. In many respects Y-86032 is similar to the previously described lunar meteorites Y-82192/3,but there are some notable differences. We have analyzed about 40 major and trace elements in bulk matrix, impact melt, and clast samples from two chips of Y-86032. The abundances of most lithophile and incompatible elements are lower in Y-86032 than in Y-82192 (which contains very low abundances compared to normal lunar highland rocks). The REE abundances are comparable to those of Y-82192. The elements Sc, Cr, Mn, Fe and Co have significantly lower abundances than in Y-82192,and the siderophile element pattern is also different. Since cosmic ray exposure data indicate pairing of Y-86032 with Y-82192/3,the source region for these meteorites on the moon must have been fairly heterogeneous.
- Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites
Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 3, 3-18, 1990-10
National Institute of Polar Research