Hallis, L. J.; Anand, M. ; Russell, S. S.; Terada, K.; Rogers, N. and Hammond, S.
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The Apollo mare-basalts represent the largest and most pristine collection of lunar basaltic material on Earth. A thorough assessment of their petrological and geochemical characteristics provides key information on the evolutionary history of the Earth-Moon system. The aim of our research is to carry out systematic studies involving mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry of a suite of mare basalts from the Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15 and 17 sites. With the aid of in situ U-Pb dating of phosphates in the Apollo basalts, the samples are being grouped within the existing lunar classification scheme(s) with the aim of gaining a more precise chronology of basalt extrusions at these locations.
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|Copyright Holders:||2008 The Authors|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Patricia Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||02 Feb 2012 11:52|
|Last Modified:||20 Feb 2012 14:16|
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