An inverse correlation between metallic iron content and total sulfur abundances was observed by Gibson and Moore (1974) for five Apollo 17 and six Apollo 15 basalts. An investigation was conducted with the objective to distinguish between two processes leading to the inverse metallic iron and total sulfur correlation. The investigation included analyses of ten Apollo 15 and five Apollo 17 basalts for their sulfur and metallic iron abundances along with carbon and hydrogen. The sulfur isotopic compositions were measured for a possible identification of the fractionation processes which might have occurred during volatilization of the basalts.
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- Lunar Composition;
- Lunar Rocks;
- Apollo Flights;
- Lunar Maria;
- Lunar and Planetary Exploration