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Volatiles in the lunar crust - an evaluation of the role of metasomatism

Barnes, J. J.; Tartèse, R.; Anand, M.; McCubbin, F. M.; Franchi, I. A.; Starkey, N. A. and Russell, S. S. (2015). Volatiles in the lunar crust - an evaluation of the role of metasomatism. In: 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, article no. 1352.

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Abstract

Since the long standing paradigm of a anhydrous Moon was challenged there has been a renewed focus on investigating volatiles in a variety of lunar samples. In particular, numerous studies have examined the abundances and isotopic compositions of volatiles in lunar apatites. In fact, apatite has been used as a tool for assessing the sources of water in the lunar interior. Furthermore, studies of lunar apatite may help in elucidating secondary processes, involving volatiles, which may have operated in the lunar crust. We report apatite data from two Apollo 17 samples which likely record post-crystallization metasomatic alteration that the host rocks experienced while residing in the lunar crust.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
PhD StudentshipNot SetSTFC
Secular evolution of water in the lunar mantle (SE-10-037-MA)ST/I001298/1STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Not SetST/1001964/1UKCAN
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
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Item ID: 42538
Depositing User: Jessica Barnes
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 10:50
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 13:39
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42538
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