12006 (10) - Olivine basalt
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The texture of 12006 is that of a medium-grained subophitic basalt with a high proportion of plagioclase (43%) and many cavities or vugs. It has not been studied in any great detail. This particular thin section is slightly thick (>30 microns) and has an unusual growth of feathery crystals in the surrounding resin.

The sample has not been dated.

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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igneous
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