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Mineralogy and Petrology of Some Lunar Samples

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Science  30 Jan 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3918, pp. 583-586
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3918.583


Chemical analyses and norms of four samples are presented which confirm original estimates of low silica, unusual abundance of titania, and low oxidation state of the rocks. Accounts are given of mineralogy and petrology of fine-and coarse-grained igneous rocks and microbreccias with emphasis on chemical composition of individual minerals and glasses. The glasses are either spheres that scatter widely around the composition of lunar basalts or coating glasses that approximate basalts and microbreccias in composition.

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