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Meteoritics & Planetary Science 35, xxx–xxx (2000)

The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 84, 2000 August

Jeffrey N. GROSSMAN*

U.S. Geological Survey, MS 954, Reston, Virginia 20192, USA
*Author's e-mail address: jgrossman@usgs.gov
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Abstract Meteoritical Bulletin No. 84 lists information for 1341 newly classified meteorites, comprising 842 from Antarctica, 341 from Africa, 66 from Australia, 48 from Asia (including 42 from the Arabian peninsula), 38 from North America, 4 from Europe, and 2 from South America. Information is provided for 11 recent falls (Bilanga, Devri-Khera, Djoumine, Guangmingshan, Kitchener, Kobe, Leighlinbridge, Sabrum, Songyuan, Tagish Lake, and Vissannapeta), 4 Martian meteorites (Dar al Gani 670/735, Dhofar 019, Los Angeles, and Sayh al Uhaymir 005/008), 3 lunar meteorites (Northwest Africa 032, Dhofar 025 and 026), an ungrouped enstatite-rich meteorite (Zaklodzie), 11 irons, and a wide variety of other interesting stony meteorites, including CK, CM, CO, CR, CV, R, enstatite, and unequilibrated ordinary chondrites, primitive achondrites, HED achondrites, ureilites, and aubrites..
Correction and update log:
The Meteoritical Bulletin is a compilation of announcements of newly described and classified meteorites from the Meteorite Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society. Several conventions are followed in this document. Shock classifications conform to the scheme of Stöffler et al. (1991). The scale of Wlotzka (1993) is used to describe weathering grades, except as noted. For chondrite groups, petrologic types, shock stages, and weathering grades, slashes (e.g., "H5/6") indicate transitional assignments. Hyphens in petrologic type assignments for chondrites (e.g., "H5-6") indicate the range of types observed in breccias. Group names such as "L(LL)" indicate uncertain assignments, with the less probable group in parentheses. The word "ungrouped" indicates that a meteorite can not be fit into existing classification schemes. The word "anomalous" is used if a meteorite can be assigned to an established class, but differs from other members of that class in a significant way. All italicized abbreviations refer to addresses tabulated at the end of this document.


Allan Hills 99101
76° 45.659' S, 159° 27.151' E

A 134.4 g stone was found in a moraine of the Allan Hills main icefield by a geological party of the Italian Antarctic research programme (PNRA). Mineralogy and classification (C. Ferraris, L. Folco, MNA-SI): large chondrules up to 3 mm in diameter are visible on broken surfaces; chondrule abundance, ~80 vol%; chondrule mean diameter, ~0.8 mm; metal abundance, ~4 vol%; olivine, Fa3-35; pyroxene, Fs0-2; shock stage, S4; weathering grade, W1; specimens, MNA-SI.

ANSMET meteorites

Appendix 1 brings up-to-date the list of officially announced meteorites from the U.S. Antarctic Meteorite (ANSMET) program. 8257 meteorites were previously listed in the Meteoritical Bulletin, nos. 76, 79, 82 and 83; these meteorites bring the total to 8941. The meteorites in Appendix 1 were published in the Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter (AMN), issues 22(2) (1999) and 23(1) (2000). Listed are the classifications, masses, degrees of weathering, olivine and pyroxene compositions, pairing information, ice fields upon which the meteorites were found, and bibliographic information, all sorted by sample name. Note that meteorite pairings may be tentative.

37º15'N 98º8'W

A 5622 g chondrite was found in a field. Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy, SI): olivine, Fa18.4±0.2; pyroxene, Fs16.7±0.6 Wo1.5±0.2; shock stage, S1. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, 27.1 g plus thin section, SI.

Beer Bottle Pass
35º39.67'N 115º20.00'W

An 8.9 g chondrite was found by John Gwilliam while he was hunting for meteorites on Roach Dry Lake. Classification and mineralogy (M. McGehee, ASU): olivine, Fa22.5. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen, 1.0 g, ASU.

12º27'N 0º5'W

After a widely witnessed shower, at least 25 kg of meteorites with fresh black fusion crust were collected, comprising many stones. Pieces are reported to have fallen in the villages of Bilanga-Yanga and Gomponsago (coordinates above apply to the latter). Classification and mineralogy (A. Bischoff, Mün): a diogenitic breccia; Ca-poor pyroxene, Fs19-22, mean Fs20.5; plagioclase, An75-83; Ca-rich pyroxene is rare, one grain has En46.4Fs6.3Wo47.4. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton, UChi): d18O = +3.41 ‰, d17O = +1.35 ‰. Specimens: 7.5 kg, Casper; 4 kg, Heinlein; type specimen, 8 g, Mün; 25 g, NHM; 20 g, TCU; 80 g, Frei; 600 g, SI.

34º13.5'S 146º22.9'E

An 11.3 kg iron meteorite was found by a farmer while he was plowing a wheat field. Description and composition (R. Binns, CSIRO; J. de Laeter, CUWA): kamacite extensively recrystallized; bandwidth 1.0-1.5 mm; composition by atomic absorption and XRF, Ni = 7.55 wt%, Co = 0.40 wt%, P = 0.19 wt%, Ga = 7.2±0.8 ppm, Ge < 1 ppm, Ir = 7±3 ppm; tentatively assigned to group IIIF. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen, 34.8 g, QM.

Blackwood Creek, correction.
This meteorite was found in Hayes County, Nebraska, USA. The state listed in Meteoritical Bulletin no. 83 was incorrect.

3º59'N 41º39'E

~50 fragments totaling 280-300 kg, the largest weighing >250 kg, were found by a family after they heard an explosion and saw a cloud of dust. Nearby banana trees were broken, and some contained embedded metal shards. However, the recovered iron meteorite is too weathered to be consistent with a recent date of fall. Description (M. Genge, NHM) and composition (J. Wasson, UCLA): band width, 0.95 mm; Widmanstätten structure exposed on outer surface; Ni content of kamacite, 6±0.5 wt%; bulk metal, Co=0.513 %, Ni = 7.99 %; Ga = 20.9 ppm; As = 6.24 ppm; Ir = 0.774 ppm, Au = 0.83 ppm. Specimens: main mass, Mr. Hassan Liban Ahmed, 162 Wentworth Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 5TX United Kingdom; 200 g, NMH.

Camel Donga 017-039, see Nullarbor Region

Cerro del Inca
22º13.0'S 68º54.5'W

A 20.6 kg iron meteorite was found in the Atacama Desert by soldiers surveying a mine field with metal detectors. Description and composition (J. Wasson, UCLA): meteorite has one smooth, shield-shaped surface, with the obverse showing deep regmaglypt hollows; kamacite band width, 0.5 mm; bulk composition, Co = 0.379 wt%, Ni = 7.69 wt%, Ga = 6.17 ppm, As = 4.34 ppm, Ir = 3.35 ppm, Au = 0.54 ppm. Specimens: 10 kg, Mr. Rodrigo B. Martinez de los Rios, Atacama Desert Meteorites, Antofagasta, Chile; 10.6 kg is being sold privately; type specimen, 120 g, UCLA.

39º6'N 103º15.5'W

An 11.36 kg stone was found in uncultivated rangeland by a local resident who thought it looked unusual, and kept it in a rock garden. The stone was recognized as a meteorite in 1997 by Gary Curtiss. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa25.2±0.3; shock stage, S3; weathering grade W2. Specimens: Main mass, Mr. Gary Curtiss, Lakewood, CO; type specimen, 46.6 g, UCLA; 596.5 g, NHM.

Coyote Mountains
31º55'N 111º30'W

A 23.04 g chondrite was found by Robert Cook while he was hiking up a desert wash. Classification and mineralogy (D. Kring and D. Hill, UAz): olivine, Fa18.1±0.3; pyroxene, Fs16.1±0.5Wo1.2±0.3; kamacite contains 0.48±0.04 wt% Co; weathering grade W2; specimen may be part of a larger mass, and may have been fluvially transported. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen, 3.45 g plus three thin sections, UAz.

Dar al Gani 364-780, see Saharan meteorites from Libya

Dar al Gani 391, correction.
The mass of DaG 391 was listed incorrectly in Meteoritical Bulletin no. 83. The correct mass is 1605 g.

Dar al Gani 431
27°18.77'N 16°13.92'E

A 353 g stone was found in the Libyan desert. Classification and mineralogy (J. Zipfel, MPI): chondrules and abundant CAIs are set in a coarse matrix; matrix contains homogeneous olivine, Fa33.8±0.8, magnetite, plagioclase and Ca-rich pyroxene, and has high NiO contents (0.38±0.1 wt%); metal is absent; olivine in chondrules is zoned (Fa0.4-36) with a peak at Fa32.2; CAIs are spinel, anorthite and fassaite-rich; bulk chemistry, Fe = 20.3 wt%, Ca = 4.0 wt%, Ni = 0.3 wt%, Cr = 3150 ppm, Mn = 1190 ppm; similar to Watson 002 and Camel Donga 003; see Zipfel et al. (2000) for further information on classification. Specimens: type specimen, 32 g, MPI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 647
27º10'N, 16° 08' E

A 1425 g oriented stone with fusion crust was collected in the Dar al Gani region. Classification and mineralogy (H. Takeda, URyuk; F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Kurz, Neukirchen, Germany): a recrystallized monomict eucrite; subophitic texture; plagioclase laths, An88; low-Ca pyroxene hosts, Fs61Wo4, with exsolution lamellae of augite; small individual augites, Fs31Wo41; accessory silica, ilmenite, titanian chromite; pairing with DaG 567 is possible. Specimens: type specimen, 6g, MPI; 2 g URyuk; main mass with finder.

Dar al Gani 670
exact location unknown

A dark-brown stone, broken into three adjoining pieces, with a total mass of 1619 g, was found in the Dar al Gani region. Mineralogy and classification (L. Folco, MNA-SI): cm-sized patches of fusion crust are present on the external surfaces; porphyritic texture consisting of mm-sized phenocrysts of brown olivine (Fo58-80) set in a fine grained basaltic groundmass of tabular pyroxene and interstitial feldspathic glass (An52-72Or0-1); pyroxene is primarily pigeonite (En56-66Wo9-13) with subordinate enstatite (En73-82Wo2-3) and augite (En48-50Wo31-36); other minerals are chromite, titanian chromite, ilmenite, merrillite and pyrrhotite; shock features include strong mosaicism and planar deformation in olivine, undulose extinction and twinning in pyroxene, and abundant impact melt pockets and veinlets; pervasive veins filled in by calcite are due to terrestrial weathering. Oxygen isotopes (A. Sexton and I. A. Franchi, OU): d17O = +2.83 ‰, d18O = +4.95 ‰, D17O = +0.26 ‰. The petrography and level of terrestrial weathering are essentially identical to those of DaG 476 and DaG 489, and the three are very likely paired. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; 11.9 g and one polished thin section at MNA-SI.

Dar al Gani 734
27°07.91'N, 16°03.00'E

Several stones with a total mass of 1378 g were found in the Dar al Gani region. Classification and mineralogy (F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Kurz, Neukirchen, Germany): pyroxene, Fs0.3; pronounced chondritic texture and 50 µm size of matrix enstatite crystals indicate petrologic type 4; average chondrule size 450 ± 200 µm indicates EL group (Rubin et al., 1997; Rubin and Grossman, 1987); weathering grade, W4, with all metal and sulfides oxidized. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, 18 g, MPI.

Dar al Gani 735
27º10'N, 16° 10' E

A 588 g complete stone covered with desert varnish was collected in the Dar al Gani region. Classification and mineralogy (F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Kurz, Neukirchen, Germany): a porphyritic basalt with mm-sized olivines (normally zoned from Fa28 to Fa37) in a finer grained matrix of pigeonite (Fs25-28) and feldspathic glass (An65); a direct comparison with a thin section of DaG 476 shows that both stones are very similar and are probably paired; however, DaG 735 does not contain terrestrial carbonate veins, and appears less weathered than DaG 476. Specimens: type specimen, 6 g, MPI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 779
26º59.543'N 16º26.250'E

A stone weighing ~15 kg plus many fragments within a few hundred meters (total mass, 18.8 kg) were found in the Dar al Gani region. Mineralogy and classification (J. Otto and A. Ruh, Frei): a polymict breccia with fragmental matrix dominated by orthopyroxene, and with clasts of basaltic and cumulate eucrite, diogenite, anorthosite, porphyritic melt rock, and glassy fragments; orthopyroxene, Fs14.3-62.6Wo0.9-11.4, average, Fs32.1Wo3.4, with FeO/MnO = 31; plagioclase, An74.6-96.3 (average, An89.5) Or0.5; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, Frei.

Devil Peak
35º39.55'N 115º22.37'W

A 34.7 g stone was found by John Gwilliam while he was hunting for meteorites on Roach Dry Lake. Classification and mineralogy (M. McGehee, ASU): olivine, Fa23.0. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen, 5.1 g, ASU.

Largest piece : 24º13.5'N 76º31.5'E

A bright fireball, moving WSW to ENE and leaving a trail of smoke, was observed over a 150 km area. Several stones dropped in and around the villages of Devri-Khera, Manpura and Jamunia, with the largest forming a 12-inch crater near Devri-Khera. The total recovered mass was 1140 g (individual masses, 516.8 g, 181.5 g, 149.5 g, 141.4 g, 51.0 g of tiny pieces, and 88.2 g of tiny pieces plus dust). Classification and mineralogy (S. Ghosh, GSI): olivine, Fa24.9; pyroxene, Fs19.3; plagioclase, An11; shock stage, S4. Specimens: GSI.

Dhofar 001-024, see Oman Meteorites

Dhofar 015
18o38.6'N, 54o25.8'E

A black stone weighing 184 g was found in the desert. Mineralogy and classification (M. A. Ivanova, M. A. Nazarov, Vernad; L. A. Taylor, UTenn): black fusion crust; meteorite consists of fine-grained matrix, chondrules, and plagioclase-rich objects; groundmass/chondrules >>1; mineral modes (vol%) are olivine + pyroxene = 72, plagioclase = 16.6, Cr-magnetite = 9.7, ilmenite = 1.4, hercynite < 0.5, sulfides (pyrite, pentlandite, pyrrhotite, millerite) < 0.5, Cl-apatite < 0.5, Fe-Ni metal absent; olivine, Fa28-34, contains NiO = 0.8 wt.%; plagioclase, An16-99; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs25-28, is rare, whereas diopside, Wo46En46 is more abundant; bulk carbon content = 0.045 wt.%; weathering grade, W1; shock stage, S3; fine-grained porous, friable matrix, distinct chondrule boundaries and presence of glass in chondrules indicate petrologic type 3. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi) plot in the CV-CO-CK field. Specimens: type specimen, 18 g and 2 thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Dhofar 019
18º18.97'N 54º08.87'E

A brownish gray stone weighing 1056 g was found in the desert. Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov and M. Ivanova, Vernad; L. A. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust absent; meteorite is a doleritic rock consisting of subhedral grains (0.2-0.5 mm) of pigeonite (Wo9-15 En40-70, Fe/Mn = 20-40 at.), augite (Wo30-40 En40-55), olivine (Fo25-60, Fe/Mn = 50-60 at.), and feldspar (An36-68) converted to maskelynite; olivine has higher Fe/Mg than that of coexisting pyroxenes, as it is in nakhlites; mineral modes (approx. vol%) are pyroxene = 65, maskelynite = 25, and olivine = 10, with accessory silica, K-rich feldspar, whitlockite, chlorapatite, chromite, ilmenite, titanomagnetite, magnetite, and pyrrhotite; secondary phases are calcite, gypsum, smectite, celestite, and Fe hydroxides; shock features include fracturing and mosaicism, maskelynite, and rare impact melt pockets; extensive terrestrial weathering present mainly as carbonate veins crosscutting the meteorite, however there are smectite-calcite-gypsum "orangettes" replacing maskelynite, which are similar to those in Allan Hills 84001 and could be of Martian origin; bulk chemistry close to Shergotty, with light rare earth elements strongly depleted. Specimens: type specimens, 113 g, 4 g, and 2 g, and two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Dhofar 025
18º24.2'N 54º09.1'E

A brownish gray stone weighing 751 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov and M. Ivanova, Vernad): fusion crust absent; meteorite is a regolith breccia containing numerous mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a glass-rich matrix; schlieren and vesicles are abundant; feldspar, An95-96; pyroxene, En74-84Wo3-6 (Fe/Mn = 50-70 at.); olivine, Fo70-78 (Fe/Mn = 91-97 at.); accessory minerals are silica, Ti-rich alumochromite, troilite, and FeNi metal; meteorite has a prominent positive Eu anomaly (Sm/Eu = 1.95); terrestrial weathering is not significant. Specimens: type specimen, 102 g plus two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Dhofar 026
18º13.6'N 54º06.7'E

A brownish gray stone weighing 148 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov and M. Ivanova, Vernad): fusion crust absent; meteorite is a clast-poor, anorthositic, crystalline melt breccia containing rare mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a completely devitrified fine-grained matrix; vesicles are abundant; sphere-shaped, chondrule-like inclusions and rare impact melt veins are present; feldspar, An96-98; olivine (a dominant mafic phase), Fo61-79 (Fe/Mn = 80-120 at.); low-Ca pyroxene, En53-63Wo8-20 (with 0.13-0.84 wt% TiO2, Fe/Mn = 40-60 at.); high-Ca pyroxene, En43-50Wo27-33 (with 1.1-3.5 wt% TiO2, Fe/Mn = 40-50 at.); accessory minerals are silica, ilmenite (MgO = 7 wt%), troilite, and FeNi metal; a prominent positive Eu anomaly (Sm/Eu = 1.04) is present; terrestrial weathering is not significant. The meteorite is completely different in texture and composition from Dhofar 025, but pairing must still be considered due to the proximity of the finds to one another. Specimens: type specimen, 41 g plus two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

36º57'N 9º33'E

After a bright fireball was seen traveling from SW to NE, accompanied by multiple detonations, two meteorites were recovered by children near the village of Djoumine. At least five other pieces were recovered at a later time within a 4-km long strewn field, with the total mass being ~10 kg. Classification and mineralogy (A. Bischoff, Mün;R. Bartoschewitz, Bart): olivine, Fa18.7±0.7; pyroxene, Fs16.3±0.4Wo1.7±0.8; shock stage, S3; contains shock veins and light-colored clasts in a darker-colored matrix. Specimens: main masses with anonymous finders; 2 kg, Bart; 23 g NHM; 12 g, Mün.

Dos Cabezas
32º17.7'N 109º40.2'W

Seven stones totaling 755 g (individual masses: 476 g, 139 g, 48 g, 42 g, 29 g, 19 g, and 2 g) were found. John Blennert discovered the first piece while he was searching for gold with a metal detector. Blennert, Jim Kriegh and Bob Boor found the other fragments within the next two months, all within 100 feet of the first stone. Classification and mineralogy (D. Hill and D. Kring, UAz): olivine, Fa25.1±3.1; pyroxene, Fs21.8±2.6; kamacite contains 0.76±0.08 wt% Co; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: type specimen, 68 g plus 3 thin sections, UAz; main masses with finders.

DuPont Collection meteorites
Several chondrites in the James M. DuPont collection (DuPont) have now been classified by P. Sipiera and Y. Kawachi (Harper). Table 1 lists the new classifications along with some previously published data on these specimens (Graham et al., 1985).

El Blida 001-002, see Western Sahara and Morocco Meteorites

Elephant Moraine 96009, see ANSMET Meteorites

El Pozo
26º56'N 105º24'W

Two pieces totaling 460 g were found by Sr. Manuel Flores Navarro while he was plowing. Classification and mineralogy (G. Sánchez-Rubio and A. M. Reyes-Salas, CU): olivine, Fa23.6; pyroxene, Fs22.2. Specimens: location of main mass unknown; type specimen, CU.

El-Quss Abu Said
27º18.85'N 27º57.88'E

Two stones that fit together, total mass 53.1 g, were found in the desert by a person hunting for meteorites. Classification and analysis (J. Otto and A. Ruh, Frei): olivine, Fa9.4, range Fa0.3-56; pyroxene, Fs1.5Wo1.6 range Fs0.5-10.4; shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W0; Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, Frei.

Fish Canyon
31º44.1'N 110º45.2'W

A 27.3 g iron meteorite was found in a wash by John Harris. Classification and analysis (D. Hill and D. Kring, UAz): bandwidth, 1.85 mm; bulk metal composition, Ni = 6.50 wt%, Co = 3950 ppm, Ga = 72.8 ppm, Ir = 2.059 ppm. Specimens: 1.4 g, UAz; main mass with finder.

Frontier Mountain

One hundred fifty-three meteorites were recovered from the Frontier Mountain blue-ice field (Table 2) by the Italian Antarctic research programme (PNRA) in 1997-1998 and 1999-2000, and by EUROMET/PNRA in 1990-1991 and 1993-1994. FRO 97002 and 97003 (CV3): probably paired; contain abundant mm-sized chondrules (primarily type IA and IB, Fa2-12 and Fs1-5, respectively) and minor refractory inclusions; black matrix, mainly consisting of FeO-rich olivine grains (Fa39-71) up to several µm in size; opaque minerals include sub-µm grains of Ni-rich sulfide (up to 18 wt % Ni), and no metal has been detected; oxygen isotopes for FRO 97002 are d17O = -2.16 ‰, d18O = +2.45 ‰, D17O= -3.44 ‰. FRO 97013 (ureilite): typical texture; olivine (73 vol%) and pigeonite (16 vol%) have homogeneous cores (Fa21 and Fs18Wo6, respectively) and reduced rims; minor minerals include metal, sulfide and schreibersite; interstitial carbonaceous material bears tiny diamond crystals, as identified by cathodoluminescence. FRO 97045 (polymict eucrite): fragments and lithic clasts (up to 800 µm) of plagioclase (An90), exsolved pigeonite (host, En38 Wo11; lamellae En33Wo35), zoned pigeonite (En57-42Wo6) and secondarily silica are embedded in a fine grained, fragmental and glassy matrix; glass spherules up to some tens of µm in diameter are rare; contains minor ilmenite and chromite; a single, large clast (one centimeter across) of cumulate eucrite has been observed; oxygen isotopes are d17O = +1.57 ‰, d18O = +3.41 ‰, D17O = +0.20 ‰. FRO 99030 (lodranite): a flat (2 × 1.5 × 0.5 mm) metal fragment with abundant silicates; metal is predominantly kamacite and minor taenite (Ni = 7.1 and 28.9 at %, respectively); silicate areas are coarse grained (avg. grain size >0.5 mm) and consist of orthopyroxene (Fs12Wo3), olivine (Fa10), chromian diopside (Fs4Wo45, avg. Cr2O3 = 1.36 wt%), interstitial sodic plagioclase (An12-20), and minor troilite and schreibersite; the fragment is likely a sample of the large metal veins occuring in lodranites. FRO 99040 (CO3): abundant chondrules (~45 vol%) and refractory inclusions (~10 vol%) set in a fine grained matrix; chondrule mean diameter 0.2 mm; metal abundance ~5 vol%; olivine, Fa1-49, pyroxene, Fs1-7. Mineralogy and classification by: B. Anselmi, C. Ferraris and L. Folco (MNA-SI); R. Carampin, A.M. Fioretti and G. Molin (UPad); M. Macrì, A. Maras and M. Serracino (URoma). Oxygen isotope analyses by A. Sexton and I. A. Franchi (OU). For 1990 and 1993 samples, main masses at MNA-SI, type specimens at OU. For 1997 and 1999 samples, main masses, type specimens and thin sections at MNA-SI.

48º43'N 97º18'W

A 1990 g stone was recovered by Dean A. Young. Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy, SI): olivine, Fa24.1±0.3; pyroxene, Fs20.5±0.1Wo1.5; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W3; contains metal-sulfide shock veins. Specimens: main mass, 1680 g, SI.

56º15'N 3º10'W

A 1.1 g chondrite plus ~35 weathered fragments totaling ~13 g, were found with a magnet around Holl Reservoir by Rob Elliott. Classification and mineralogy (M. Grady, NMH; A. Sexton, OU): olivine, Fa21.4; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W4; oxygen isotopes, d17O = +2.69‰, d18O = +4.21‰. Specimens: main mass, Fernlea; 0.3g, NHM.

Golden Rule
35º52.4'N 114º12'W

A 797.6 g stone was found by Ingrid Monrad while she was searching for pieces of the Gold Basin meteorite using a metal detector. Classification and mineralogy (D. Kring, UAz): olivine, Fa24.1±0.5; pyroxene, Fs20.6±0.8Wo2.0±0.4; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: type specimen, 22 g plus two thin sections, UAz; main mass with finder.

Graves Nunataks 98001-98186, see ANSMET Meteorites

Grosvenor Mountains 95659, see ANSMET Meteorites

Grove Mountains

Four meteorites (Table 3) were found on blue ice near the Grove Mountains in East Antarctica by Jinyan Li and Dongmin Huo, who were searching for meteorites as part of the 15th Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition. The abbreviation for these meteorites shall be GRV. Classification and mineralogy was done by X. Liu (Beijing) and J. Chen (PekU). Specimens: Beijing.

39º48'15"N 122º45'50"E

A 2.91 kg stone was recovered by Bingde Wang after a loud whistling sound was heard. The meteorite left a small crater in the frozen ground. Classification and mineralogy (Y. Lin, GIG): olivine, Fa19.5±0.5; pyroxene, Fs17.3±0.5Wo1.2±0.3; kamacite contains 0.49±0.05 wt% Co; shock stage, S1. Specimens: main mass, Dalian; type specimen, 19.6 g, GIG.

Gunnadorah 003-010, see Nullarbor Region

Hammadah al Hamra 242 and 243, correction.
The longitudes of HaH 242 and 243 were listed incorrectly in Meteoritical Bulletin no. 83. They should be 12°53.14'E and 12° 58.51'E, respectively.

Hammadah al Hamra 260-281, see Saharan meteorites from Libya

Hope Creek
~65º23'N 146º16'W

A 9.83 kg stone was found with a metal detector by Chris Shaw while he was prospecting for gold in a creek. Classification and mineralogy (M. McGehee, G. Huss, ASU): breccia; olivine, Fa29; pyroxene, Fs20.7; shock stage, S3 (light-colored clasts), S4 (dark-colored host); weathering grade, W2. Specimens: main mass, 5.74 kg, with finder; ~2 kg, AShaw; ~2 kg, OShaw; 46.2 g, AMNH; 41.8 g, UCLA; 32.6 g, ASU.

Hughes 034-058, see Nullarbor Region

19º10'S 47º50'W

A 14.85 kg mass was found among the gravels of the Araguari River. Classification and analysis (B. Spettel, MPI; R. Bartoschewitz, Bart): kamacite band width, 10-13 mm; rich in schreibersite; composition, Ni = 6.00 wt%, Cu = 125 ppm, Ga = 49.8 ppm, Ge = 104 ppm, Ir = 12 ppb. This meteorite is similar in composition to Santa Luzia, which was also found in a river, but several 100 km from Indianópolis. It is possible that the two meteorites are paired, and that transport by indigenous people has occurred. Specimens: main mass unknown; 1.26 kg, Bart; 0.23 kg, USP.

48º19'N 10º53'E

A 1214.5 g iron was found by B. Ruf on the road connecting Inningen and Haunstetten. Classification and analysis (B. Spettel, MPI): bulk composition, Ni = 5.77 wt%, Ga = 55.7 ppm, Ge = 150 ppm, Ir = 26 ppb, Au = 965 ppb; structure unknown. Specimens: main mass, MPI.

27º14'N 10º27'W

Two stones totaling 343 g (the larger weighing 331 g) were found 5 km NW of Jdiriya by two anonymous individuals while they were conducting a systematic search for meteorites. Classification and mineralogy (P. Sipiera, Harper): olivine, Fa25.4; pyroxene, Fs21.0; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: main mass with finders; type specimen, 21 g, Dupont.

Jiddat al Harasis 002-010, see Oman Meteorites

King Tut
35º55.4'N 114º6.1'W

A 19.51 g stone was found by John Blennert while he was searching for gold with a metal detector. Classification and mineralogy (D. Kring, UAz): olivine, Fa24.7±0.5; pyroxene, Fs20.4±0.1 Wo1.6±0.1; kamacite contains 0.7±0.2 wt% Co; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W2; probably not paired with Gold Basin based on a terrestrial age measurement of 11.4±1.8 ka (T. Jull, UAz). Specimens: type specimen, 0.6 g plus 6 thin sections, UAz; main mass with finder.

43º23'N 80º23'W

An approximately spherical meteorite weighing 202.6 g was heard to fall by a golfer at the 6th tee of the Doon Valley golf course in the city of Kitchener. The single, completely crusted stone was immediately recovered. Classification and mineralogy (G. Wilson, UTor): olivine, Fa25.8; pyroxene, Fs21.4; shock stage S2; kamacite contains 0.95 wt% Co; fusion crust averages 0.4 mm thick. Main mass, GSC.

34º44'N 135º10'E

A fireball was widely observed in the western prefectures of Kobe City. Shortly after a detonation was heard, one stone was recovered in Tsukushigaoka, Kita-ku, in the northern part of the city. It broke into 20 pieces after penetrating the roof of the house of Ryoichi Hirata; much of the material ended up on a bed. The total mass is 136 g, with the largest pieces weighing 64.9 g, 32.9 g and 13.6 g. Classification and mineralogy (N. Nakamura and K. Tomeoka, UKobe; H. Kojima, NIPR): olivine, Fa31.4 (range Fa30.0-32.0, N=54); pyroxene, Fs25.8 (range Fs24.7-26.6, N=14); plagioclase, An57.2 (range An50.2-67.3); contains magnetite with 0.5-2.1 wt% Al, 3.2-5.2 wt% Cr; chondrules are distinct, 0.2 to 2 mm in diameter; a few white inclusion-like objects appear on the broken surface of the largest stone. Specimens: type specimen, 0.9 g (from which two thin sections were produced), NIPR; two pieces, 17 g, on loan from finder to N. Nakamura, UKobe, for consortium studies; remainder with finder.

La Esmeralda
27º4'N 103º26'W

A 483 g stone was found by a rancher and recognized as a meteorite by Padre Jaime Lienert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa25.1±0.4; shock stage, S2; weathering grade W4. Specimens: Main mass, John and Marcella Hopkins, 1765 Soledad Way, San Diego, CA 92109, USA; type specimen, 16 g, UCLA.

Lahmada 002-018, see Western Sahara and Morocco Meteorites

Landreth Draw
37º15'N 98º8'W

A large meteorite was found by Paul G. Rhoades while he was hunting doves on the K-(Kar Bar) Ranch. A piece ~50 cm in diameter and ~8 cm thick was kept in the ranch house yard, and a larger piece may also have existed. In 1965, a piece was sent to Dr. R. H. Horton of Washington State University, who then sent a piece to the SI. Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy, SI): olivine, Fa18.5±0.3; pyroxene, Fs16.3±0.1Wo1.4±0.4; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: 630.5 g, SI; location of main mass(es) unknown.

Lea County 003
32º2.6'N 103º9.2'W

A 4.59 g chondrite partly covered by black fusion crust was found by T. Mikouchi while he, P. Buchanan, K. Welton, M. Hutchison and R. Hutchison were searching for meteorites near Jal, New Mexico. Classification and mineralogy (T. Mikouchi, JSC): olivine, most grains Fa17-32, one chondrule has Fa1, PMD = 1.4%, CaO content 0.01-0.03 wt%; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs10-41Wo0.5-4, PMD = 2.4%; high-Ca pyroxene, Fs4-17Wo37-48; weathering grade, W3. Specimens: main mass and thin section, UTok; thin section, NHM.

52º40'N 6º58'W

A bright fireball accompanied by detonations was observed over Carlow on 1999 November 28 A reward was posted by R. Elliott for the first recovered pieces. Four stones totaling 271.4 g (individual masses, 84.7 g, 73.3 g, 65.6 g, 47.9 g) were recovered from the area between 1999 December 12 and 2000 January. Coordinates above refer to the first recovered specimen found at the side of the Leighlinbridge to Bagenalstown road. Classification and mineralogy (J. Bridges and M. Grady, NMH): olivine, Fa24; shock stage, S3. Oxygen isotopes (A. Sexton, OU): d17O = +3.46 ‰, d18O = +4.44 ‰. Specimens: Main masses, Fernlea; type specimens, 4.6 g plus thin section, NHM.

Los Angeles
original find location unknown

Two stones, weighing 452.6 g and 245.4 g respectively, were found by Bob Verish in his back yard while he was cleaning out a box of rocks that was part of his rock collection. The specimens may have been collected ~20 years ago in the Mojave Desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, P. Warren and J. Greenwood, UCLA): a basalt with a texture closely resembling that of the QUE 94201; plagioclase laths, 43.6 vol%, An41Or4 to An58Or1, have been shocked to maskelynite; Ca-pyroxene, 37.7 vol%, ranges from Fs45Wo13 to Fs45Wo37 to Fs72Wo24; other mineral modes (vol%), silica = 4.9, fayalite = 4.2, K-rich felsic glass = 2.4, titanomagnetite = 3.5, Ca phosphate = 2.7 (including whitlockite and chlorapatite), pyrrhotite = 0.7, and ilmenite = 0.2; contains a higher proportion of plagioclase than Shergotty or Zagami, and has pyroxene that is moderately more ferroan than that in QUE 94201. Specimens: main masses with finder; 30 g, UCLA; 20 g, SI. Note, one may encounter references to the two masses as Los Angeles 001 and 002, or stone no. 1 and stone no. 2, respectively; these are unofficial designations.

Lucerne Valley Meteorites, new classifications

Two meteorites listed in Meteoritical Bulletin no. 83 have now been classified by A. Rubin (UCLA). Lucerne Valley 002: class, LL4; shock stage, S2, weathering grade, W3; olivine, Fa27.5±0.6. Lucerne Valley 017: class, L6; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W4; Fa25.5±0.6. Neither meteorite can be paired with certainty to any other find from this region.

Muckera 019, see Nullarbor Region

Northwest Africa 001-031, see Saharan meteorites from Morocco

Northwest Africa 032
near 30º22'N 5º3'W

A stone of ~300 g was found in the desert (see Table 9). Classification and mineralogy (T. Fagan, UHaw; T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): olivine, pyroxene, and chromite phenocrysts occur in a groundmass of elongate, zoned pyroxene (En1-25Wo15-25) and feldspar (~An85) crystals radiating from common nucleation sites; opaque phases include elongate, skeletal ilmenite, troilite, and trace metal; olivine phenocrysts (~12 vol%) up to 300 µm are zoned from Fo65 (cores) to Fo60 (rims), and commonly have chromite inclusions; pyroxene phenocrysts (~5 vol%) are complexly zoned, with En40-50Wo20-40 and En15-25Wo10-20 domains; both olivine and pyroxene phenocrysts surrounded by Fe-rich quenched margins (olivines, ~Fo30; pyroxenes, En5-25Wo15-30); glass with ~45.7 wt% SiO2 occurs in semi-continuous shock veins up to 50 µm wide; some terrestrial weathering products are present in fractures, but primary assemblage is essentially unaltered. Oxygen isotope compositios (R. Clayton, UChi): d18O = +5.63 ‰, d17O = +2.92‰. Bulk composition (in wt%, E. Jarosewich, SI): SiO2 = 44.7; TiO2 = 3.08; Al2O3 = 8.74; FeO = 23.0; MnO = 0.33; MgO = 8.45; CaO = 10.9; Na2O = 0.37; K2O = 0.11; H2O = 0.06. Specimens: type specimen, ~5-6 g, contact T. Bunch, NAU; 1.1 g plus thin section, UHaw; main mass, 260 g, Radomsky.

Nullarbor Region

Thirty-four meteorites were collected by a WAMET/EUROMET collaborative expedition led by Alex Bevan in 1994 (Camel Donga, Gunnadorah, and 3 Sleeper Camp specimens), and twenty-eight were collected by anonymous finders (1 Sleeper Camp plus Hughes, Reid, and Muckera specimens). Data are listed in Table 4.

32º54.733'N 101º55.120'W

A 12.7 kg stone was found by a farmer who was plowing a cotton field. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa18.6; shock stage, S2; weathering grade W2. Specimens: Main mass, Cott; type specimen, 235.5 g, UCLA.

Oman Meteorites

Thirty-nine meteorites (Table 5) were found during field work in the desert of Oman by people searching for meteorites. Notable finds were two lunar meteorites (Dhofar 025 and 026), three Martian basalts (Dhofar 019, Sayh al Uhaymir 005 and 008), a CK3 (Dhofar 015), a howardite (Dhofar 018), a cumulate eucrite (Dhofar 007), and a highly unequilibrated H3 chondrite (Dhofar 008). Four large meteorite showers were recognized. The existing H4 chondrite known as Jiddat al Harasis will now take on the synonym Jiddat al Harasis (JaH) 001. JaH 002 and 003 may be paired with each other; they were found within 25-50 km of the Ghubara (L5) fall site, but both are less shocked that Ghubara and are probably not paired with it. See separate entries for Dhofar 015, 019 , 025, 026, Sayh al Uhaymir 005/008.

35º10'N 105º59'W

A 28 g chondrite was found by Howard Elam who was searching for meteorites in the desert east of Albuquerque. Classification and mineralogy (P. Sipiera and Y. Kawachi, Harper): olivine, Fa19.8; Fs17.3Wo1.5; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: main mass, 24 g, DuPont.

30º48'N 4º11'W

A 642 g stone was found by a Bedouin. Classification and mineralogy (M. Killgore, SWML; A. Rubin, UCLA): chondrules (0.4 to 1 mm) well-defined, but matrix and chondrule mesostasis recrystallized; barred olivine and porphyritic chondrules abundant; average olivine, Fa40.1, with 0.18 wt% NiO; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W4. Specimens: main mass, with a dealer who wishes to remain anonymous; Fectay; 120 g, SWML; type specimen, 27 g, FMNH.

Park City
location unknown

An iron meteorite was acquired by William Cole prior to 1935. Over 50 years later, his wife remembered that he got it while working at the Silver King Mine near Park City, although it is not known whether he actually found it himself. Classification and analysis (T. McCoy, SI; J. Wasson, UCLA): contains coarse kamacite crystals (up to 14 cm), mm-sized schreibersite, and remelted troilite nodules; bulk metal composition, Co = 0.456 wt%, Ni = 5.89 wt%, Ga = 57.0 ppm, As = 5.14 ppm, Ir = 2.31 ppm, Au = 0.661 ppm. Specimens: 630.5 g, SI; 12.8 g, UCLA; main mass, 9.049 kg, plus slices of 669, 1052 and 835 g with a friend of the Cole family.

35º54.4'S 141º51.3'E

Eight fragments totaling 690 g were found by Daryl Wedding while he was plowing wheat paddocks. Individual masses were 169, 156, 110, 103, 63, 58, 26.4, and 7.6 g. The Rainbow meteorite (see below) was found in the same paddocks. Classification and mineralogy (W. Birch, Vict): olivine, Fa18.8; pyroxene, Fs16.6Wo1.5; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W2; contains minor oligoclase. Specimens: stones of 169, 156, 63, and 26.4 g, Vict; other masses with finder.

Poeppel Corner
25º47'S 137º56'E

A 277 g stone was found among sand dunes by Peter May. Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy, SI): olivine, Fa24.4±0.4; pyroxene, Fs20.7±0.3Wo1.6±0.3; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W2; contains metal-sulfide shock veins. Specimens: main mass, SAM; type specimen, 12 g, SI.

Queen Alexandra Range 97077-97679, see ANSMET Meteorites

Ragged Top
32º26.8'N 111º20.8'W

A 122.7 g chondrite was found ~8 cm below ground by Sam Lindsey, who was trying to locate a buried pipe with a metal detector. Classification and mineralogy (D. Kring and D. Hill, UAz): olivine, Fa18.6±0.4; pyroxene, Fs16.4±0.4Wo1.1±0.2; kamacite contains 0.47±0.02 wt% Co; weathering grade W2. Specimens: Main mass with finder; type specimen, 42 g plus three thin sections, UAz.

35º54.4'S 141º51.3'E

Two stones, 1132 g and 421 g, were found by Daryl Wedding while he was plowing wheat paddocks. The Pigick meteorite (see above) was found in the same paddocks. Classification and mineralogy (W. Birch, Vict; J. Grossman, USGS): olivine, Fa0.2-51.6, median Fa4.5 (n=50), pyroxene, Fs0.4-27.8Wo0.4-4.5, most around Fs0.9Wo0.9 (n=15); weathering grade, W2; contains very little kamacite; chondrules mostly <0.5 mm in diameter; metamorphic subtype probably similar to Kainsaz (3.2); see also Grossman et al. (2000). Specimens: 1132 g main mass, Vict; 421 g mass with finder.

~31º10'N 3º55'W

More than 150 fragments that probably came from a single weathered mass, with a total weight of 2481 g, were found together ~40 km SE of Erfoud. Classification and mineralogy (G. Kurat, NHMV): olivine, Fa18.0; pyroxene, Fs15.9Wo1.1; kamacite contains 0.5 wt% Co; a complex, veined breccia. Specimens: type specimen, 18.05 g, NHMV; main mass, Mr. Vincent Jacques, Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium.

Reid 028, see Nullarbor Region

Roosevelt County Meteorites

These meteorites (Table 6) were classified by P. Sipiera, Harper, and type specimens are in Dupont, except RC 102, which was classified by D. Kring and has a type specimen at UAz.

Rub' al-Khali Meteorites

Three meteorites (Table 7) were found by Charles Sidney Morse while he was conducting a geological survey for the Arabian American Oil Company. Approximate locations of finds are all 20ºN 50º'E. None of these meteorites is among those reported by Holm (1962). Classifications and descriptions by N. Chabot and D. Kring (UAz). Rub' al-Khali 003: an almost completely oxidized iron meteorite showing relict Widmanstätten pattern; kamacite, 7 wt% Ni; taenite, 31 wt% Ni; schreibersite present. Specimens: main masses with Marshall Mott-Smith; type specimens (Table 7), UAz.

23º5'N 91º40'E

Local inhabitants bathing in a pond heard a whistling sound and witnessed the fall of a 478 g stone. Classification and mineralogy (S. Ghosh, GSI): olivine, Fa30.5; pyroxene, Fs22.2; plagioclase, An10.7; shock stage, S4. Specimens: GSI.

Sahara 98058-99555, see Saharan meteorites from Unknown Locations

Saharan meteorites from Libya

A number of different anonymous finders recovered 256 meteorites from several regions of the Libyan Sahara (Table 8). See separate entries for a CK chondrite (DaG 431), a eucrite (DaG 647), two martian basalts (DaG 670 and 735), and enstatite chondrite (DaG 734) and a howardite (DaG 779).

Saharan meteorites from Morocco

Many meteorites lacking first-hand documentation of the find location are being sold by Moroccan rock and mineral dealers, and by people from other countries who have collected material in Morocco. These meteorites are all sold as Moroccan finds, but there are plausible reports that some were actually collected in Algeria or Western Sahara. The reliability of locality information associated with these meteorites is difficult to assess due to the anonymity of all of the finders and most of the original sellers. All such meteorites will henceforth be numbered in a "Northwest Africa" (NWA) series. The Nomenclature Committee considers it possible that differently numbered specimens are paired with each other or with other named meteorites, and some may even be derived from the same individual object. Table 9 list 32 specimens of this type. See separate entry for the lunar meteorite, Northwest Africa 032. Note: some of the specimens listed elsewhere in this and previous issues of the Meteoritical Bulletin may belong in this category, but had their names approved prior to the decision by the Nomenclature Committee to create the NWA series.

Saharan meteorites from unknown locations

These meteorites (Table 10) have been collected by Marc, Luc and Jim Labenne in the Sahara. The Labennes will not disclose the exact locations of these meteorites at the present time. The secret origin (w, z) in Table 10 is identical to the origin reported last year in Met. Bull. 83, and is several hundred km distant from the origin (x, y) given in Met. Bull. 82. Classified by A. Bischoff and L. Niemann, Mün. The three R chondrites, Sahara 99527, 99531, and 99537, may be paired. Specimens: main masses, Labenne; type specimens (~20 g for meteorites > 200 g, and 10% of meteorites <200 g), Mün.

Sarir Qattusah 004-005, see Saharan meteorites from Libya

Sayh al Uhaymir 001-002, see Oman Meteorites

Sayh al Uhaymir 005 Sayh al Uhaymir 008
20°59.76'N, 57°19.55'E 20°58.83'N, 57°19.14'E

At two locations, 1864 m apart, 5 grey-greenish stones were found which are macroscopically identical. Sayh al Uhaymir (SaU) 005 comprises one fragment of 547 g and two individuals of 561g and 236g, which are partially covered by fusion crust and show regmaglyptes. SaU 008 comprises one large individual of 7805 g and a smaller fragmented individual of 774 g. On the latter, the fresh black fusion crust is almost completely preserved. The total mass of SaU 005/008 is 9923 g. Mineralogy and classification (J. Zipfel, MPI): porphyritic texture with large olivine phenocrysts (Fo64-71) in a fine-grained groundmass of pigeonite (En61-70Wo6-13) and maskelynite (An51-65Or0.3-0.9); minor phases are augite, phosphates and opaques; strongly shocked: mosaicism and planar deformation of olivines, twinning and fracturing of clinopyroxene, and up to mm-sized shock melted areas with quench textures are common; brown-orange ring-like structures formed by extremely fine-grained intergrowths of unidentified phases are abundant in impact melt areas and pyroxenes;. the meteorite is extremely fresh, with only a few of the larger cracks partially filled with calcite. Bulk chemical analyses (B. Spettel, G. Dreibus, MPI; H. Palme, Köln), noble gas analyses (M. Paetsch, L Schultz, MPI), and Sm-Nd systematics (E. Jagoutz, MPI): texture, bulk chemistry, noble gases and Sm-Nd systematics indicate a very close relationship to Dar al Gani 476/489/670/735; however, based on the distinct mineral chemistry and the place of find, simple pairing with those meteorites can be excluded. Specimens: type specimen, 60 g, MPI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Sheephole Valley
34º7.5'N 115º33.8'W

Two stones weighing 43.0 and 19.1 g were found by Arthur Jones while he was searching a dry lake bed for meteorites. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): Fa18.2±0.3; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: type specimen, 9.2 g, UCLA; main mass with finder.

Sleeper Camp 014-017, see Nullarbor Region

45º15'N 125º0'E

Four meteorites were recovered within a 10 km2 area shortly after falling in the countryside of Fuyu in Songyuan city. Individual masses were 28 kg, unknown, 6.4 kg and 2.5 kg. The largest object created a pit 60 cm deep. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa24.4±0.3; shock stage, S2. Specimens: type specimen, 95.6 g, UCLA; 6.4 kg stone split evenly between Morgan and Reed; main mass, Fuyu.

Tagish Lake
59º42'15.7"N 134º12'4.9"W

A brilliant fireball followed by loud detonations was widely observed over the Yukon Territory and northern British Columbia. The fireball was also detected by satellites in Earth orbit. Dust clouds from terminal fragmentation events were widely observed. Jim Brook recovered several dozen meteorites totaling ~1 kg on the ice of Taku Arm, Tagish Lake, on January 25 and 26 (coordinates of first find given above). Between April 20 and May 8, ~500 additional specimens were located on the ice of Taku Arm and a small, unnamed lake 1.5 km to the east, but only ~200 were retrieved as many had melted down into the ice making their collection time consuming; recovery was prioritzed based on meteorites' mass and degree of disaggregation. The total mass collected was between 5 and 10 kg. The strewnfield is at least 16 × 3 km, oriented ~S30°E. Classification and mineralogy (M. Zolensky, JSC; M. Grady, NMH): possibly CI2 group; a matrix-dominated chondrite, with a few small chondrules, CAIs, and isolated grains; matrix mainly phyllosilicates, Fe-Ni sulfides and magnetite, with abundant Ca-Mg-Fe carbonates; olivine, Fa0-29, PMD = 2%, with a peak at Fa1; pyroxene, Fs1-7, PMD = 2%, with a peak at Fs2; bulk C content 5.4 wt%, with d13C = +24.3 ‰; shock stage, S1. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton, UChi): d18O = +18.0-19.0 ‰, d17O = 8.3-9.2 ‰. Specimens: majority held by UCalg (contact A. Hildebrand) and UWO (contact P. Brown).

Taouz 002, see Western Sahara and Morocco Meteorites

16º50'N 80º45'E

A 1303.8 g stone fell with a loud thud on Shri Ramulu's roof. Classification and mineralogy (S. Ghosh, GSI): a medium- to coarse-grained equigranular aggregate of ~49% plagioclase (An92.4-94.3), ~35% orthopyroxene (Fs44.2-49.7), ~9% clinopyroxene (Fs16Wo42), ~6% SiO2, and <1% chrome spinel; the meteorite is a breccia with relict primary gabbroic texture. Specimens: main mass, GSI.

Wagon Mound
35º50.45'N 104º35.15'W

An 87.5 kg stone was found by Donald Wiggins while he was planting a field. His family kept the meteorite for 67 years, before selling it in 1999. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa25.3±0.3; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: type specimen, 80 g, UCLA; main mass, Cott.

Western Sahara and Morocco meteorites.

These meteorites (Table 11) were collected by anonymous persons, and are being sold by mineral dealers in Morocco. Lahmada 002-018 come from the same region of Western Sahara as the previously described meteorite Lahmada; the latter now takes on the synonym Lahmada 001. El Blida 001 and 002 and Taouz 002 were found in Morocco. Taouz 001 now becomes a synonym for Taouz, an L6 chondrite found in 1991. Lahmada 010 could be paired with Zag (see Meteoritical Bulletin 83), although no unequilibrated lithology such as is found in Zag was identified in the classified thin section.

Wildcat Peak
32º33.92'N 111º43.53'W

A 202 g stone was found partially buried in sandy soil by Henry Johnson and Gordon Nelson while they were hiking and looking for minerals in the desert. Classification and mineralogy (D. Hill and D. Kring, UAz): Fa19.6±1.1; pyroxene, Fs17.1±1.5Wo1.2±0.1; kamacite contains 0.46±0.06 wt% Co; weathering grade, W1 (interior) to W3 (near crust); contains microfaults with psuedotachylitic melting along them. Specimens: type specimen, 22.4 g, plus thin section, UAz; main mass split between finders.

Zag (b)

A well oriented stone weighing 300 g and covered with fusion crust was found by a Moroccan in search of additional pieces from the Zag fall. Classification and mineralogy (B. Zanda, MNHNP, and J. Delaney, RU): olivine Fa19.4; orthopyroxene, Fs25.7Wo2.3, clinopyroxene, Fs10.5Wo4.9; feldspar, Ab74.6; olivines contain small (roughly 10 µm) reaction "channels" in which metal (often transformed into sulfide or oxide) is associated with Fs17Wo1 orthopyroxene. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton, UChi): d18O = +4.84‰, d17O = 2.06‰, which places it within the winonaites field and very close to Divnoe. Specimens: 12.7 g plus thin sections, MNHNP; main mass, 255 g, Radomsky. Zag (a) will now become a recognized synonym for the Zag fall, although use of this name is discouraged.

50º45'46"N 22º51'58"E

An 8.68 kg stone partially covered with fusion crust was found beside a dirt road by Mr. Stanislaw Jachymek while he was searching for rocks and fossils. Classification and mineralogy (F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Stepniewski, PGI; R. Bartoschewitz, Bart): granoblastic texture, containing ~60 vol% orthoenstatite, ~20 vol% metal, ~10 vol% troilite, and ~10 vol% feldspar, with accessory schreibersite, silica, oldhamite, alabandite and amphibole; may be similar to QUE 97289; pyroxene grains 0.1 - 1 mm, subhedral to rounded, Fs<0.1-1.6Wo0.7; feldspar bimodal in composition, Ab59-64An36-41Or0-0.5 and Ab86-89An0-5Or9-12; metal contains 6-16 wt% Ni, 1.6 wt% Si; troilite contains 4.7 wt% Cr, 1.4 wt% Mn, 0.9 wt% Ti. Specimens: Main mass, 8.5 kg, NEM; 35 g, PGI; 17 g, Bart; 1 g, MPI.

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AMNH: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024, USA.

AShaw: Mr. Allen Shaw, P.O. Box 13166, Edwardsville, KS 66113, USA.

ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Box 872504, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA.

Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany.

Beijing: Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 9825, Beijing 100029, China.

Casper: Michael I. Casper, Meteorites, Inc., Post Office Drawer J, Ithaca, NY 14851, USA.

Chiba: Chiba Institute of Technology, Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan.

Cott: Michael Cottingham Meteorite Collection, PO Box 727, Silver City, NM 88062, USA.

CSIRO : CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining, PO Box 136, North Ryde, New South Wales 1670, Australia.

CU: Instituto de Geología (UNAM), Ciudad Universitaria, Apartado Postal 70-296, 04510 México, D.F., Mexico.

CUWA: Curtin University, Perth 6845, Western Australia, Australia.

Dalian: Dalian Museum of Natural History, 40 Xicun Street, Heishi-jiao, Shahekou Dalian, 116023, Liaoning province, China.

DuPont: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection, Planetary Studies Foundation, 612 Chatham Circle, Algonquin, IL 60102,USA.

Farmer: Mr. Mike Farmer, 1001 W. St Mary, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA.

Fectay: Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut, La Memoire de la Terre SARL Rue de la Mairie, 39240 La Boissiere, France.

Fernlea: Mr. Rob Elliott, Fernlea Meteorites, Milton of Balgonie, Fife. KY7 6PY, Scotland, UK.

FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA.

Frei: Institut für Mineralogie, Universität Freiburg, Albertstrasse 23b, 79104 Freiburg, Germany.

Fuyu: Fuyu Museum, 21, Changning Nan Street, Ningjiang District, Songyuan 138001, Jilin Province, China.

Gehler: A. Gehler, Reichenberger Ring 3, D-38440 Wolfsburg, Germany.

GIG: Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China.

GSC: National Meteorite Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8, Canada.

GSI: Geological Survey of India, 4 Chowringee Lane, Calcutta 700 016, India.

Harper: Schmitt Meteorite Research Group, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067, USA

Heinlein: Dieter Heinlein, Lilienstrasse 3, 86156 Augsburg, Germany.

IWilson: Mr. Ivan E. Wilson, 457 RR 0, Portales, NM 88130, USA.

JNMC: JNMC Zürich, P.O. Box 3953, 8052 Zürich-Birchhof, Switzerland.

JSC: Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, USA

Köln: Universität zu Köln, Institut für Mineralogie und Geochemie, Zülpicher Straße 49 b, 50674 Köln, Germany.

Labenne: Labenne Meteorites, 16 Boulevard Gambetta, 02700 Tergnier, France.

MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy.

Morgan : Matt Morgan, Mile High Meteorites, P.O.Box 151293, Lakewood, CO 80215-9293

MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.

MPI: Max Planck Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany.

Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany.

NAU: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA.

NEM: Natural-Ethnol. Museum, Guciow 19, PL-22-470 Zwierzyniec, Poland.

NHM: The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom.

NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Postfach 417, A-1014 Wien, Austria.

NIPR: Antarctic Meteorite Research Center, National Institute of Polar Research, 1-9-10 Kaga, Itabashi, Tokyo, JAPAN.

OShaw: Mr. Oza Shaw, P.O. Box 13213, Edwardsville, KS 66113, USA.

OU: Planetary Sciences Research Institute, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

PekU: Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.

PGI: Polish Geological Institute, ul. Rakowiecka 4, PL-00-975 Warszawa, Poland.

QM: Queensland Museum, PO Box 3300, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia.

Radomsky: Walt Radomsky, Rutgers Meteorite Laboratory, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.

Reed: Blaine Reed, 907 County Road 207 #17, Durango, CO 81301, USA

RU: Dept. Geological Sciences, Rutgers University, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.

SAM: South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

SI: Dept. of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, USA.

SWML: M. and K. Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 95, Payson, AZ 85547, USA.

TCU: Oscar E. Monnig Collection, Dept. of Geology, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas 76129.

UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721

UCalg : University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada.

UChi: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA.

UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, USA.

UHaw: Hawai'i Institute of Geology and Geophysics, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA.

UKobe: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kobe University, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan.

UPad: Centro di Studio per la Geodinamica Alpina, Dipartimento di Mineralogia e Petrologia, Università di Padova, Corso Garibaldi 37, 35137 Padova, Italy.

URoma: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università La Sapienza; Ple. A. Moro 5, I-00185 Roma, Italy.

URyuk : Dept. of Physics and Earth Science, University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

USGS : United States Geological Survey, 954 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, USA.

USP: Dr. Darcy P. Svisero, Institute of Geosciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

UTenn : Planetary Geosciences Institute, Dept. Geological Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA.

UTok: Mineralogical Institute, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan.

UTor: IsoTrace Laboratory, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7, Canada.

UWO: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3KT, Canada.

Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kosygin Str. 19, Moscow 117975, Russia

Vict: Museum of Victoria, Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia.

WAM: Western Australian Museum, Francis Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia.