Processing of metal and oxygen from lunar deposits
- Acton, Constance F.
- JAN 1, 1992.
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- On the moon, some whole rocks may be ores for abundant elements, such as oxygen, but beneficiation will be important if metallic elements are sought from raw lunar dirt. In the extraction process, a beneficiated metallic ore, such as an oxide, sulfide, carbonate, or silicate mineral, is converted to reduced metal. A variety of plausible processing technologies, which includes recovery of meteoritic iron, and processing of lunar ilmenite, are described in this report.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19930007706.
Accession ID: 93N16895.
NASA. Johnson Space Center, Space Resources. Volume 3: Materials; p 242-258.
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