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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: Simulants at Mines

The CSM-LMT-1 simulant is being 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.

More data will be available soon as part of the Regolith Simulant Report Card effort, including mineralogy (from actual analyses, not an assumed mineralogy), bulk chemistry, particle size & shape analysis, grain density, magnetic susceptibility, and more.

Refinement and testing are wrapping up before the simulant becomes more widely available for $3/kg.