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Typomorphism of rock-forming minerals of Lunar regolith, Luna-16, -20, -24: comparision of sea vs continent vs sea

A.B. Makeyev, N.I. Bryanchaninova

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DOI https://doi.org/10.18599/grs.2021.1.10

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The study focuses on the  comparison of the chemical and mineral composition of Lunar regolith probes from Luna-16, -20, -24 stations and their the sea-continent environments. Using microprobe JXA-8200 and JSM-5610LV (400 analyses, 50 images, 9 fragments of layer-by-layer core samples) 18 mineral phases and their 12 varieties were diagnosed. The most common are iron-magnesium and calcium-bearing varieties of silicates – anortite, clinopyroxenes and olivine. The typomorphic features of rock-forming minerals in two types of the lunar surface are discussed. The composition of chromespinelids is demonstrated on a triangular prism diagram.
 

Moon, Soviet automatic stations, Lunar regolith, Mare Fecunditatis, sea of Crises, anorthite, clinopyroxen, olivine, ilmenite, olivine gabbro

 

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Alexander B. Makeyev
Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
35, Staromonetny Lane, Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation
e-mail: abmakeev@igem.ru

Nataliya I. Bryanchaninova
Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
7, Pyzhevsky lane, Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation

 

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Makeyev A.B., Bryanchaninova N.I. (2021). Typomorphism of rock-forming minerals of Lunar regolith, Luna-16, -20, -24: comparision of sea vs continent vs sea. Georesursy = Georesources, 23(1), pp. 94–105. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18599/grs.2021.1.10