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The Mg-suite and the highland crust: An unsolved enigmaMost of the rocks returned from the highlands are polymict breccias, pulverized by the massive bombardment. However, some monomict breccias with low siderophile element contents are considered to be 'pristine' rocks that represent the original igneous components making up the highland crust. Three principal pristine constituents make up the lunar highland crust: ferroan anorthosites, the Mg-suite, and KREEP. A discussion of these three constituents is presented.
Document ID
19940016349
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Taylor, Stuart Ross (Australian National Univ. Canberra, Australia)
Norman, Marc D. (Hawaii Univ. Honolulu., United States)
Esat, Tezer M. (Australian National Univ. Canberra, Australia)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-Fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 3: N-Z
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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