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Lucerne Valley 001
Basic information Name: Lucerne Valley 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LV 001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1963
Country: United States
Mass:help 15.8 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 29  (1964)  Chondrite
MB 83  (1999)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12899 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 29:
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The place of fall or discovery: Lucerne Valley, San Bernadine County, California, USA.; φ = 34.5°, λ = 118.9° W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, July 1963.

Classe and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens:  One complete individual, four nearly complete pieces, and two fragments.

Total weight: 98 gr; the largest weighing 37.4 gr and the smallest 3.1 gr.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: All of theses specimens were found on the surface of Lucerne Dry Lake, in the area of an ellipse whose major axis does not exceed about 2.4 km.. The first specimen was found by R. N. Hartman, other specimens were found by R. A. Oriti (Griffith Observatory) and Ro­derick W. Leonard.

Source: Report of Dr. R. A. Oriti (Los Angeles, USA) in a letter, 1.17.1964.

Writeup from MB 83:

Lucerne Valley Meteorites

(17 meteorites)

San Bernardino County, California, USA

Found 1963 to 1999

Since 1963, 17 meteorite specimens have been found on Lucerne Dry Lake (Table 4).  The collection of meteorites on this 3 × 6 km playa is aided by the paucity of terrestrial rocks coarser than small pebbles.  These meteorites shall be called Lucerne Valley (abbreviated LV), numbered in the order that they were found.  "Lucerne Valley" (Graham et al., 1985) now becomes a synonym for the seven stones included under that name, LV 001-007.  Descriptions and classifications by C. Moore (ASU) and A. Rubin (UCLA).  The thirteen specimens that were available for analysis represent seven separate falls.

Data from:
  Table 4
  Line 1:
Date:Jul 1963
Mass (g):15.8
Shock stage:~S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.3 ± 0.3
Finder:Ronald N. Hartman
Comments:Main mass, DuPont; paired LV 004-005
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
DuPont: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection, Deposited at FMNH in 2008., United States (private address; updated 1 Jun 2012)
Hartman: The R. N. Hartman Collection, 20687-2 Amar Rd., Walnut, CA 91789 , United States; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 29, Moscow (1964)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Ron Hartman   

United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 30'N, 116° 57'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 30'N, 116° 57'W)

     This is 1 of 269 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Lucerne Valley (In NHM Cat)

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