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Unnamed (Eu-C-O Phase)

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composition not sure; oxide or carbide (not carbonate)
Another unique REE phase from lunar regolith. The chemical nature and composition are not sure. EDS spectrum showed Eu, C and O, with weak Si, Al, Ca, and Fe peaks.

As crystalline inclusion. 5 x 1 x 1 μm in size.

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composition not sure; oxide or carbide (not carbonate)

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Mokhov, A.V., Gornostaeva, T.A., Kartashov, P.M., Bogatikov, O.A. (2015): Selective Europium and Cerium Phases in the Regolith of Mare Crisium. Doklady Earth Sciences: 465(1): 87-90

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
The Moon
  • Mare Crisium
Bogatikov, O.A., Gorshkov, A.I., Mokhov, A.V., Ashikhmina, N.A., Sivtsov, A.V. (2001): Cd-wurtzite and eskolaite - the new ore minerals from the regolith as 'Luna-24'. Doklady Earth Sciences: 379(4): 524-528
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