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Lunar Sample Data Base Listing Sorted by Sample Number on 16-mm Microfilm


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1969-07-20 to 1969-07-20


This data set is the current edition of the lunar sample data base for all Apollo missions. The data base is maintained by the Curator's Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). This version, contained on 16-mm microfilm, includes (1) a bibliography of formally published papers concerning lunar samples, (2) the analysis printout of the lunar sample data base, and (3) the book printout of the lunar sample data base. The bibliography is a collection of published papers concerning the lunar samples and other related topics. A copy of the bibliography with author index may be obtained from the Curator's Office at NASA-JSC, or at NSSDC by requesting the "Bibliography and Author Index of Formally Published Papers Concerning Lunar Samples." Each entry has an accession number, in which the first 2 numbers are the year of publication, followed by sequential numbers for each year. The rest of the new lunar sample data base is a collection of published chemical, isotopic, age, and modal (mineralogic) data concerning the samples. Noble gases, light gases, and organic molecules are not included. The data base samples comprise over 30,000 entries on the microfilm (out of 100,000). The remaining 70,000 entries are analyses of individual minerals, glasses, and lithic fragments. These latter data may be obtained from Dr. J. L. Warner, Code TN6, NASA-JSC, Houston, TX 77058. Information contained in all the data are -- (a) sample number, (b) phase (physical type of material, e.g., chip, class, whole sample, etc), (c) element, which is the analyzed property, e.g., age, elements, oxides, minerals, etc, (d) value, which is the measured quantity, (e) units of measurement, (f) tag, a number to eliminate redundancy in replicate analyses, (g) method of analysis, e.g., alpha spectroscopy, colorimetry, or atomic absorption, and (h) accession number, the assigned logging number in the bibliography. The book printout represents one determination, which is the value for one "element". The entries are listed by sample number. Within each sample number, the entries are listed by element, first by modal, then by age and chemical data. All entries are for total samples only.

Alternate Names

  • Revised Lunar Sample Data Base


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 69-059C-01G

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Jeffrey L. WarnerData ProviderNASA Johnson Space Center
Dr. Jeffrey L. WarnerGeneral ContactNASA Johnson Space Center
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