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Stewart Valley 003
Basic information Name: Stewart Valley 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: StV 003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: United States
Mass:help 6.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5359 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 May 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Stewart Valley 003 (StV 003)        36°12.692’N, 116°10.071’W

California, USA

Found: 2001 Feb 17

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

Physical characteristics: The 30th find from this locality; a small, relict fusion-crusted whole individual. The rock contains abundant polysynthetically twinned low-Ca clinopyroxene grains, consistent with type 3 or 4. It has well-defined chondrules with no glassy mesostases, consistent with high-type 3 or type 4, but its fine-grained matrix is not opaque and is somewhat recrystallized, more consistent with type 4.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1905:
State/Prov/County:California
Origin or pseudonym:dry lake
Date:2001 Feb 17
Latitude:36°12.692'N
Longitude:116°10.071'W
Mass (g):6.8
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):18.6±0.2% n=3
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):4.3
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:R. Verish
Comments:Field name RSV030a; submitted by R.Verish
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Verish: Robert Verish, Meteorite-Recovery Lab, P.O. Box 463084, Escondido, CA 92046, United States; Website (private address; updated 27 May 2009)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (36° 12' 42"N, 116° 10' 4"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 253 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1789 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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