The Apennine Bench Formation consists of pre-mare light plains materials that crop out south of the crater Archimedes, inside the Imbrium basin. This material was ascribed to either impact or volcanic origins. The characteristics of Apollo 15 KREEP basalts and the Apennine Bench Formation are reviewed to determine whether their characteristics are compatible with a volcanic origin.
Geology of the Apollo 15 Landing Site
- Pub Date:
- Apollo 15 Flight;
- Lunar Landing Sites;
- Chemical Composition;
- Lunar and Planetary Exploration