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Blue Eagle
Basic information Name: Blue Eagle
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: United States
Mass:help 70 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  R3-6
Recommended:  R3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 34 approved meteorites classified as R3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 14 Jan 2008
Revised 4 Aug 2008: final writeup
Writeup from MB 93:

Blue Eagle                           38°39.7'N, 115°31.10'W

Blue Eagle Well, Railroad Valley, Nye County, Nevada, United States

Find: March 2006

Rumuruti chondrite (R3-6)

History: Discovered on a dry lakebed by Ralph Clary, while he was hunting meteorites.

Physical characteristics: 31 minimally fusion-crusted fragments totaling 70 g were found.

Petrography: (T. McCoy and L. Welzenback, SI). The sample is brecciated, with several 1-4 mm chondritic clasts of variable petrologic type. Approximately 50 vol% consists of well-defined chondrules (up to 1 mm, including PO, PP, BO, C, RP), mineral grains and chondritic fragments (mixed petrologic type up to 6) in a fine-grained silicate matrix. Minor, fine-grained Fe,Ti oxides and sulfides occur scattered throughout the meteorite.

Mineral compositions and Geochemistry: Olivine and pyroxene grains were analyzed by EMP. Olivines are nearly homogeneous (Fa38±1.5, with a small tail of analyses down to Fa10) and pyroxenes exhibit a larger range (Fs5-31).

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3-6); moderate shock and minimal weathering (sulfides are well preserved).

Type specimens: A 13.3 g sample and one thin section are deposit at SI. Main mass is located at TCU.

Submitted by: L. Welzenback, SI.

Data from:
  Table 3
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State/Prov/County:Nye County, NV, USA
Mass (g):70
Type spec mass (g):13.3
   and collections
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
TCU: Oscar E. Monnig Collection, Department of Geology, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX 76129, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Feb 2012)
Clary: Ralph "Sonny" Clary, Las Vegas, NV 89131 , United States; Website (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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United States
     Recommended::   (38° 39' 42"N, 115° 31' 6"W)

     This is 1 of 184 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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