Rheology of Earth Materials :

Closing the gap between timescales in the laboratory and in the mantle

26 July 2019 - 50 years ago

The six successful Apollo lunar sample return missions have triggered pioneering studies of rocks and minerals by transmission electron microscopy. Below are a few references which appeared on the subject in the early seventies:

 

Lally, J.S., Fisher, R.M., Christie, J.M., Griggs, D.T., Heuer, A.H., and Nord, Jr., G.L., 1972, Electron petrography of Apollo 14 and 15 rocks. Proceedings Lunar Science Conference, 3rd, 401-422.

Heuer, A.H., Nord, Jr., G.L., Radcliffe, S.V., Fisher, R.M., Lally, J.S., Christie, J.M., and Griggs, D.T., 1972, High voltage (HVEM) electron petrographic study of Apollo 15 rocks. In the Apollo 15 Lunar Samples (ed. Chamberlain and Watkins), Lunar Science Institute, 98-l02.

Nord, Jr., G.L., Lally, J.S., Heuer, A.H., Christie, J.M., Radcliffe, S.V., Griggs, D.T., and Fisher, R.M., 1973,1Petrologic study of igneous and metaigneous rocks from Apollo 15 and 16 using high voltage transmission electron microscopy. Proceedings Lunar Science Conference, 4th, 953-970.

Christie, J.M., Griggs, D.T., Heuer, A.H., Nord, Jr., G.L., Radcliffe, S.V., Lally, J.S., and Fisher, R.M., 1973, Electron petrography of Apollo 14 and 15 breccia and shock-produced analogs: Proceedings Lunar Science Conference, 4th, 365-382.

Heuer, A.H., Christie, J.M., Lally, J.S., and Nord, Jr., G.L., 1974, Electron petrographic study of some Apollo 17 breccias. Proceedings Lunar Science Conference, 5th, 275-286.

Lally, J.S., Heuer, A.H., Nord, Jr., G.L., and Christie, J.M., 1975, Subsolidus reactions in pyroxenes. An electron petrographic study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 51, 263-28l.

Nord, Jr., G.L., Christie, J.M., Heuer, A.H., and Lally, J.S., 1975, North Ray Crater Breccias: An electron petrographic study. Proceedings Lunar Science Conference, 6th, 779-797.

Heuer, A.H., Christie, J.M., Nord, Jr., G.L., and Lally, J.S., 1975, Shock-induced glass formation in lunar rocks and minerals. Fourth International Conference on High Voltage Electron Microscopy, Toulouse, France, Sept. 1-4, l975.

Lally, J.S., Christie, J.M., Nord, Jr., G.L., and Heuer, A.H., 1976, Deformation, recovery and recrystallization of lunar dunite 72417. Proceedings Lunar Science Conference, 7th, 1845-l863.