14006 (21) Crystalline breccia
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14006 is a tough, crystalline breccia with 15-20% vugs and vesicles. The matrix is fine-grained with intergrown plagioclase, clinopyroxene and ilmenite. 14006 has a composition typical of the crystalline-matrix breccias from Apollo 14.
The sample weighed 12.13 grams before analysis. It has not been dated.

Our thin section is slightly thick and displays plagioclase feldspar as pale yellow crystals (in XPL). Note the rock fragments with variable mineralogy amongst the crystal-rich breccia. Rotation 2 shows one such rock fragment containing abundant plagioclase feldspar.

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

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