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The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts

Longhi, J. and Walker, D. and Grove, T. L. and Stolper, E. M. and Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Lunar Science Conference. Pergamon Press , New York, pp. 447-469. ISBN 9780080183183 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120820-101901549

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Abstract

Petrographic studies of Apollo 17 mare basalts indicate that 70215 and 71569 arrived at the lunar surface as liquids. Low-pressure melting experiments show that compositional variations within the Apollo 17 and Apollo 11 ophitic basalt suites may be generated by near-surface fractional crystallization of liquids with compositions similar to 70215 and 70017. High-pressure melting experiments show that liquids similar in composition to 70017 and 70215 can be generated by partial melting of an olivine+ clinopyroxene+ Fe-Ti-oxide source at depths of 100-150 km within the moon.


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Additional Information:© 1974 Pergamon Press. We have benefited from discussions with J. Delano, G. Goles, R. J. Kirkpatrick, D. Lindsley, M. J. O'Hara, J. J. Papike, J. Philpotts, A. E. Ringwood, J. V. Smith, I. M. Steele, and D. R. Wones. We also benefited from a very thorough review by I. S. McCallum. Our microprobe is ably maintained by M. Campot. This work was supported by NASA grant NGL 22-007-247 and by the Committee on Experimental Geology and Geophysics, Harvard University.
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