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Thursday, 29 May 2008

New Paper on Lunar meteorite, Miller Range (MIL) 05035

New Paper on Lunar meteorite, Miller Range (MIL) 05035

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Thu May 29 10:37:22 EDT 2008

A paper about a new lunar meteorite has been accepted for
publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. It is:

Joy, K. H., I. A. Crawford, M. Anand, R. C. Greenwood, I. A.
Franchi, and S. S. Russell, in press, The Petrology and
Geochemistry of Miller Range 05035: A New Lunar Gabbroic
Meteorite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Miller Range (MIL) 05035 is identified as a lunar gabbroic
meteorite. Its mineralogy, bulk-rock chemical composition and
the bulk oxygen isotope values are similar to those of other
mare basalts. It consists predominately of pyroxene grains
with large plagioclase feldspars and accessory quartz, ilmenite,
spinel, apatite and troilite. This meteorite is similar to
Asuka-881757 and Yamato-793169 and basaltic regolith
breccia MET 01210.


Paul H.

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