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Geologic map of the Purbach Quadrangle of the Moon

January 9, 2023

The Purbach quadrangle is in the south central part of the lunar near side and includes the following four distinct topographic geologic provinces: 1) rugged and densely cratered highlands extending north south through the central part of the area locally dissected by large troughs (sculpture) of Imbrium age (Gilbert, 1893; Hartmann, 1963) 2) subdued terrain in the east where both isolated and interconnected topographic lows are partly filled with plains material 3) terra and plains materials of low relief in the southwest which obscure the large ancient crater Deslandres; 4) basalt flows of Mare Numbium which embay and overlap the adjacent terrae along the west central and northwestern parts of the quadrangle.

Publication Year 2023
Title Geologic map of the Purbach Quadrangle of the Moon
DOI 10.5066/P9BFJRQ0
Authors H.E. Holt
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center