Planetary Simulant Database

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Bulk Chemistry

Oxide Wt.%
SiO2 47.25
TiO2 1.54
Al2O3 15.69
Fe2O3 11.26
MnO 0.18
MgO 9.05
CaO 10.76
Na2O 2.86
K2O 0.74
P2O5 0.58

Physical Properties

CSM-LMT-1 has a mean particle diameter is 140.6 ± 11.4 compared to a range of 42–166+ for Apollo 11, 12, 15 and 17 mare soils.

Colorado School of Mines CSM-LMT-1

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Simulant Name: CSM-LMT-1 Lunar Mare Type
Availability: Available
Fidelity: Standard
Developed By: Colorado School of Mines
Available From: In transition; contact Kevin Cannon for details.

The CSM-LMT-1 simulant has been developed as a highly affordable mare simulant appropriate for generic mare terrains on the Moon. It is made from the exact same basaltic feedstock as JSC-1A, sourced from Merriam Crater in Arizona.