Roger Weller, geology instructor
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Anorthite is the calcium end member of the plagioclase feldspars. Large crystals
of anorthite are rarely found and the mineral is rather dull and uninteresting.
However, it turns out that a large portion of the Moon's surface is made of anorthite.
This specimen of anorthite is only about 1.5 centimeters.
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