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Apollo 17 landing site, Taurus-Littrow Valley, The Moon

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Latitude & Longitude: 20° 19' 0'' North , 31° 16' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 20.31667,31.28333
GeoHash:G#: sew5xfec4
Locality type:Landing Site


The valley is located in a mountain range between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis. Co-ordinates 20.19080° N latitude, 30.77168° E

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17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/COURSES/petrology/moon_rocks/70017.htm
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.; Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
Armalcolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Reference: www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/COURSES/petrology/moon_rocks/70017.htm ; Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/COURSES/petrology/moon_rocks/70017.htm ; Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.; Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
Augite var: Titanian Augite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Reference: Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
'Basalt'
Reference: Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.; Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/COURSES/petrology/moon_rocks/70017.htm
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/COURSES/petrology/moon_rocks/70017.htm ; Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.; Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.; Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
Keiviite-(Y)
Formula: Y2Si2O7
Reference: Carpenter P., Edmunson J., Cohen B.A., Zeigler R.A., and Jolliff B.L. (2011) FIRST LUNAR OCCURRENCE OF KEIVIITE-(Y) IN TROCTOLITIC ANORTHOSITE 76335, - 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Reference: Carpenter P., Edmunson J., Cohen B.A., Zeigler R.A., and Jolliff B.L. (2011) FIRST LUNAR OCCURRENCE OF KEIVIITE-(Y) IN TROCTOLITIC ANORTHOSITE 76335, - 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.
Pyroxferroite
Formula: (Fe,Mn,Ca)SiO3
Reference: Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.
Tranquillityite
Formula: (Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
Reference: Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/COURSES/petrology/moon_rocks/70017.htm ; Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.; Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
Ulvöspinel
Formula: TiFe2O4
Reference: www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/COURSES/petrology/moon_rocks/70017.htm ; Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
Zirconolite
Formula: CaZrTi2O7
Reference: Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Iron'1.AE.05Fe
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Armalcolite'4.CB.15(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
'Baddeleyite'4.DE.35ZrO2
'Cristobalite'4.DA.15SiO2
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Ulvöspinel4.BB.05TiFe2O4
Zirconolite4.DH.30CaZrTi2O7
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Merrillite'8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Group 9 - Silicates
'Anorthite'9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
'Augite'9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
var: Titanian Augite9.DA.15(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
'Forsterite'9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
'Keiviite-(Y)'9.BC.05Y2Si2O7
'Pigeonite'9.DA.10(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
'Pyroxferroite'9.DO.05(Fe,Mn,Ca)SiO3
Tranquillityite9.AG.90(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Basalt'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Baddeleyite4.4.14.1ZrO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Ulvöspinel7.2.5.2TiFe2O4
AB2X5
Armalcolite7.7.1.2(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Zirconolite8.2.5.5CaZrTi2O7
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 55 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups,Generally with no Additional Anions
Si2O7 Groups, Generally with no Additional Anions with cations in [6] coordination
Keiviite-(Y)55.2.1a.2Y2Si2O7
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Pigeonite65.1.1.4(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=7
Pyroxferroite65.6.1.2(Fe,Mn,Ca)SiO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Tranquillityite78.7.16.1(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Augite
var: Titanian Augite
-(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
'Basalt'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Iron-Fe

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O BaddeleyiteZrO2
O CristobaliteSiO2
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Keiviite-(Y)Y2Si2O7
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Pyroxferroite(Fe,Mn,Ca)SiO3
O RutileTiO2
O Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
O Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
O UlvöspinelTiFe2O4
O ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
NaSodium
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Na Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Mg Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
AlAluminium
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
SiSilicon
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Keiviite-(Y)Y2Si2O7
Si Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Pyroxferroite(Fe,Mn,Ca)SiO3
Si Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Si Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
PPhosphorus
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
CaCalcium
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Ca Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Pyroxferroite(Fe,Mn,Ca)SiO3
Ca Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Ca Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
Ca ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
TiTitanium
Ti Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Ti Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
Ti UlvöspinelTiFe2O4
Ti ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
MnManganese
Mn Pyroxferroite(Fe,Mn,Ca)SiO3
FeIron
Fe Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IronFe
Fe Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Pyroxferroite(Fe,Mn,Ca)SiO3
Fe Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Fe Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe UlvöspinelTiFe2O4
YYttrium
Y Keiviite-(Y)Y2Si2O7
Y Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
ZrZirconium
Zr BaddeleyiteZrO2
Zr Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12
Zr ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7

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Meyer, H. O. A., & Boctor, N. Z. (1974). Opaque mineralogy-Apollo 17, rock 75035. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 707-716).
- Longhi, J., Walker, D., Grove, T. L., Stolper, E. M., & Hays, J. F. (1974) The petrology of the Apollo 17 mare basalts. In: Lunar Science Conference, 5th, Houston, Tex., March 18-22, 1974, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A75-39540 19-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974, p. 447-469.
- Carpenter P., Edmunson J., Cohen B.A., Zeigler R.A., and Jolliff B.L. (2011) FIRST LUNAR OCCURRENCE OF KEIVIITE-(Y) IN TROCTOLITIC ANORTHOSITE 76335, - 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference


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