Lalande Development Zone: Thorium and Rare Earth Metals

Lalande Thorium Development Zone is established in the territory of lunar highland crater Lalande, which is located on the near side of the Moon, southeast of Mare Insularum with a diameter of 24 km. The crater is inferred as Copernican-aged, which runs from approximately 1.1 billion years. Lalande has almost the highest concentration of Thorium on the lunar surface, with an average value of ~ 12,6 ppm.

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