Sources of mineral fragments in impact melts 15445 and 15455: toward the origin of low-K Fra Mauro basalt.
The low-K Fra Mauro (LKFM) basalt composition is common among the melt breccias sampled by the Apollo missions to the lunar highlands. The authors analyzed major and minor elements in mineral clasts in the lunar LKFM impact melts 15445 and 15455, which may represent Imbrium Basin impact melt, to determine their provenance.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings
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- Impact Melts;
- Lunar Surface;
- Igneous Rocks;
- Lunar Rocks;
- Lunar and Planetary Exploration