In this paper, we report analysis of various basaltic lunar samples including 14053 and 14072, KREEP basalt 15386, thirty basalt clasts from Apollo 14 breccia 14321, as well as impact-generated samples (matrix from breccia 14168, olivine vitrophyres 14321,1180 and 14321,1539, and impact melt 14310) using a combination of solution and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The basalt clast samples were previously analyzed by instrumental neutron activation. On plots of incompatible trace elements (ITEs) vs. compatible trace elements, the Apollo 14 high-Al basalts form three approximately subparallel trends that, on the basis of current data, are also separated by age. Plots of ITE ratios (i.e., Nb/Ce vs. Zr/Y) can be used to indicate source composition, and also divide the basalts into three groups: Group A (~4.3 Ga); Group B (~4.1 Ga); and Group C (~3.9 Ga). New data for 14072 suggest the sample does not fit with any of the three groups defined here, and may indicate the presence of a fourth group of high-Al basalts in the proximity of the Apollo 14 site. The Apollo 14 high-Al basalts are compositionally distinct from known Apollo 14 impact melts and impact-generated lithologies. The three groups cannot be related by varying degrees of partial melting of a single, KREEP-contaminated source and, therefore, require three separate source regions. The new data indicate that Group A basalts evolved through closed-system crystal fractionation. However, the new data from basalts forming Groups B and C require open-system evolution that involves combined assimilation and fractional crystallization (AFC). Unlike previous AFC modeling of the Apollo 14 high-Al basalts, an assimilant composed of KREEP is not sufficient to generate the compositional ranges of each basalt group. The modeling of both groups requires a mixture of KREEP and granite as the assimilant, which supports the notion of a genetic relationship between these two lunar components.

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