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Petrology of unshocked crystalline rocks and shock effects in lunar rocks and minerals

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Abstract

On the basis of rock modes, textures, and mineralogy, unshocked crystalline rocks are classified into a dominant ilmenite-rich suite (subdivided into intersertal, ophitic, and hornfels types) and a subordinate feldspar-rich suite (subdivided into poikilitic and granular types). Weakly to moderately shocked rocks show high strain-rate deformation and solid-state transformation of minerals to glasses; intensely shocked rocks are converted to rock glasses. Data on an unknown calcium-bearing iron metasilicate are presented.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Petrology of unshocked crystalline rocks and shock effects in lunar rocks and minerals
Series title:
Science
Volume
167
Issue:
3918
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
644
Last page:
647
Number of Pages:
4