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Low-Ti basalt

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Typical basalts of younger mare lavas on the moon. They have 1-5% TiO2.


Classification of Low-Ti basalt

Low-Ti basalt is found in field B in the TAS diagram [glossary item missing].

Mineralogy of Low-Ti basalt

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Feldspar > PlagioclaseA petrological term for Albite-Anorthite Series.
Olivine(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
PyroxeneA petrological term for Pyroxene Group.
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
TroiliteFeS
UlvöspinelFe2TiO4

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