|Basic information||Name: Alkali|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: United States
Mass: 30.5 g
This is 1 of 4848 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6. [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), H chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 83:
Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA
Found 1998 July 20
Ordinary chondrite (H6)
Two stones, weighing a total of 30.47 g, were recovered two miles apart by Nicholas Gessler from the dry surface of Alkali Lake. Mineralogy and classification (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa19.3; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: type specimen,
5.4 g, UCLA; main mass, Gessler.
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Gessler: Nicholas Gessler, Box 706, 22148 Monte Vista Road, Topanga, CA 90290-0706, United States (private address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)|
This is 1 of 116 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 9 unapproved names)
This is 1 of 1739 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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