Anorthosite

Anorthosite

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Credit: EDWARD KINSMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This is a sample of Anorthosite from the high peaks region of the Adirondacks - Essex, NY. Very similar to the lunar highlands material. This particular sample is from a specimen that has been dated as follows using a uranium lead isotopes. The age of this particular sample is 1154.6 million years (+/- 0.99 million years).

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Keywords: anorthosite, chemistry, earth science, geology, high peaks region, isotope, isotope dating, lead, lunar, mineral, new york, radiation, radio-isotope, rock, uranium

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