10009 - Regolith breccia
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10009 is a tough, medium grey, regolith breccia (weight 112 grams) containing about 20% of lunar highland material (anorthosite). Additionally the sample contains fragments of basalt, fragmental mineral grains and both colourless and orange glass. The glass is either fragmental or forms near perfect spheres. The minerals olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase feldspar and ilmenite have all been reported from this sample in minor amounts. By far the greatest constituent is the dark matrix (modal abundance estimated to be 58%). NASA reports that the sample may be part of a shatter cone.

Further details of this and other Apollo samples are here: http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/

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Ma = Millions of years ago
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