70275 (36) Ilmenite Basalt
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70275 is an olivine porphyritic basalt with olivine (rotation 1) and ilmenite phenocrysts set in a variolitic matrix of pyroxene and plagioclase feldspar (rotation 2). Minute high-Cr inclusions apparently decorate dislocations in the olivine phenocrysts.

The sample weighed 171.4 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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Ma = Millions of years ago
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igneous
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