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Some Photos of Apollo Samples

fragmental breccias

On the Moon, meteorite impacts both break rocks apart and glue them together again. Fragmental breccias consist of rock fragments that have been shock-compressed into a coherent rock. There may be some glass. Read more here.


Two different views of pieces (3-5 mm) of Apollo 16 sample 66055, a fragmental breccia. Click on image for enlargement.

 

 

A thin section of Apollo 17 sample 72275, a fragmental breccia. This is a color image, but rocks from the lunar highlands are not particularly colorful. On the far left, there is a breccia (light) in a breccia (dark) in a breccia (72275).  fov = 3.8 cm. Click on image for enlargement.

 

 

 

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Prepared by
: Randy L. Korotev
 
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Please don't contact me about the meteorite you think you've found until you read this and this.


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korotev@wustl.edu

Last revised: 7-Oct-2015