14316 (5) Unusual Regolith Breccia
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14316 is a coherent breccia with an estimated 20 percent of blocky sub-angular to rounded clasts in a medium gray matrix. The clasts are dominantly light. 14316 consists of interlocking mixture of mineral and lithic clasts cemented together by a brownish glassy material. The fabric is reminiscent of 14315, but there are fewer chondrule-like bodies, and the clasts appear more digested by the matrix.

Rotation 1 shows a remarkable pink spinel crystal.

14316 weighed 38.2 grams before analysis. It has not been dated.

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

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