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Lunar Ferroan en:Anorthosite #60025 ( en:Plagioclase en:Feldspar). Collected by en:Apollo 16 from the Lunar Highlands near Descartes Crater. This sample is currently on display at the en:National Museum of Natural History in en:Washington, DC.

Plaque states:

At 4.5 billion years old, this anorthosite is approximately the same age as the Moon itself. Made mostly of plagioclase feldspar, it is thought to be a sample of the Moon's early feldspar crust.



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  • 09:01, 28 December 2005 Alkivar 1200x1375 (277,379 bytes) (Hunk of en:Lunar Ferroan Anorthosite (Plagioclase Feldspar) #60025. Collected by Apollo 16 from the Lunar Highlands near Descartes Crater. This sample is currently on display at the en:Natural History Museum in en:Washington, DC. Plaque sta)

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  • Project Apollo
  • Feldspar
  • Plagioclase
  • Anorthosite
  • Descartes (crater)
  • Silicate minerals
  • User:Alkivar/Images
  • Moon rock
  • User:Alkivar


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