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Rare Moon Mineral Found on Earth

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Rare Moon Mineral Found on Earth
by Sid Perkins on 3 January 2012, 2:40 PM | 8 Comments
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Rare beauty. Tiny bits of tranquillityite (red mass, close-up at right), a rare mineral previously known only from moon rocks and lunar meteorites, have now been found in rocks from several sites in Western Australia and may be much more common than previously presumed.
Credit: Adapted from B. Rasmussen et al., Geology (23 November 2011); © The Geological Society of America

A mineral previously known only from moon rocks and lunar meteorites has now been found on Earth. Researchers discovered the substance—dubbed tranquillityite after the Sea of Tranquility, where Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the Moon in July 1969— at six sites in Western Australia. The mineral occurs only in minuscule amounts and has no economic value, but scientists say it could be used for age-dating the rocks in which it occurs.

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