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Rock Collection in Montana

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Rocks are collected from the Stillwater Mine in Nye, Montana to be used for making lunar regolith simulant.
The USGS has created man-made moon dirt, or regolith, to help NASA prepare for upcoming moon explorations. Four tons of the simulant is expected to be made by this summer of 2009 and turned over to the scientific community involved in lunar exploration.


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