Lunar Sample 15256

MissionApollo 15
Sample Typerock
Lithologybreccia
LocationCollected at station 6, on the bottom slope of the Apennine bench, above Spur Crater, was well above the mare surface, and the sample must have been ejected from a crater into the mare below.
Description15256 is a rare type of lunar breccia, made up of mostly mare basalt fragments, that are welded together; is rounded, aphanitic, coherent and covered with micrometeorite craters on most sides. It is made up of fragments of olivine-normative basalt and lacks fragments of pyroxene basalt (the other main variety of Apollo 15 basalt). The sample lacks a signature of meteoritic siderophiles and was not a soil. This rock has not been dated.


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In Situ

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Stereo Views

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Other Information

Lunar Sample Compendium, 15256r.pdf


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