10026 (17) Regolith breccia
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10026 was collected as part of the contingency sample from the area immediately in front of the Lunar Module. It is similar to samples 10023-10025 from the same collection area, as well as to other Apollo 11 regolith breccias. Our thin section is laidened with basaltic clasts and less common anorthositic clasts (rotation 2). At least two generations of orange glass are found in the sample, one including a relatively large, perfectly spherical glass bead (rotation 1).
The sample weighed 9.3 grams before analysis and has not been dated.
Further details of this and other Apollo samples are here: http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/
Ma = Millions of years ago
Rock forming mineral:
- metallic iron