67947 is a walnut-sized rock fragment collected from soil 67941. Modally its composition is 87% plagioclase feldspar, 11% pyroxene, 1.3% olivine and 0.7% opaque minerals (metallic iron and troilite). Our thin section (the only thin section) consists of three fragments, all containing patches of impact melt glass (rotation 1). Rotation 2 shows two clasts - one of anorthositic composition and the other basaltic.
The sample weighed 2.43 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.