Samples 67935 and 67937 were collected from the same area outside the spall zone of a large impact crater (shatter cone). They have the texture of fine-grained sub-ophitic basalt. Small clasts of plagioclase or “anorthosite” form inclusions in the basaltic matrix. Rotation 2 shows a small pink spinel clast associated with plagioclase feldspar.
The sample weighed 59.7 grams before analysis and has not been dated.
Further details of this and other Apollo samples are here: http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/
The Apollo 16 landing site was in the hilly region around Descartes crater in the lunar highlands. The landing spot was chosen to allow the astronauts to gather geologically older lunar material (Descartes Formation and the Cayley Formation) than the samples obtained in the first four landings, which were in or near lunar maria.
The mission lasted 11.1 days, with a stay on the lunar surface of 71 hours. The crew were on the lunar surface for 20.2 hours during which they traversed approximately 27 kilometers and collected approximately 96 kilograms of samples.
Apollo 16 was launched on 16 April 1972.