14304 (3) Crystalline matrix Breccia (basalt clast)
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14304 is a clast-rich impact-melt breccia characterised by a wide range of mineral and lithic clast types in a recrystallized matrix. The matrix consists of irregularly shaped patches of lighter and darker areas, caused by fewer and larger ilmenite crystals (in the coarser-grained lighter area). Our thin section is taken from one of six clasts of VHK (very high potassium) basalt.

14304 weighed 2498.8 grams before analysis and is 4.04±0.11 billion years old (Sm/Nd).

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

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igneous
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