76545 (13) Regolith Breccia
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Description: 

76545 and its companions 76546, 76547, 76548 and 76549 were collected from a rake sample. They all look alike and have not been extensively studied. In summary these samples consist of lots of small white clasts set in black glass matrix. Our thin section shows one larger anorthosite clast (see rotation 1) and many smaller mineral and lithic clasts. Rotation 2 also shows some broken orange glass beads - one of which is partially devitrified.

The sample weighed 7.7 grams before analysis and has not been dated.

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

Note: this section is slightly thick.

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Ma = Millions of years ago
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