15674 (5) Olivine Basalt
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15674 was collected with 15675, 15676, 15678 and 15683 in a rake sample. Compositionally they are all samples of fine-grained olivine basalt and they include relict partially-resorbed phenocrysts of olivine. The dominant phase, pyroxene, occurs as small granular grain enclosed in and interstitial to plagioclase laths (subophitic texture). A few phenocrysts of pyroxene are also found (see rotation 1). Small olivine phenocrysts have embayed margins and clearly reacted with the liquid during later crystallization. Opaque minerals occur in clumps. Metallic iron and troilite are also present.

The sample weighed 35.7 grams before analysis and has not been dated.

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

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