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Buffalo Valley
Basic information Name: Buffalo Valley
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: United States
Mass:help 21.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2014)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8725 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 12 Sep 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Buffalo Valley        40°25.318’N, 117°18.970’W

Lander County, Nevada, USA

Found: 2011 Dec 29

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A solitary 21.5 g stone was found on a stranding-surface by the main-mass holder while he was leading a meteorite-recovery team on a reconnaissance of an alkali-flat.

Physical characteristics: Single orange-colored, round whole-stone with no fusion-crust; exterior extremely weathered but not the interior.

Petrography: (A. Rubin, UCLA) The rock contains diopside, but no polysynthetically twinned Low-Ca pyroxene grains.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca-pyx: Fs15.8±0.2 Wo1.1±0.2 (n=9); Ca-pyx: Fs5.8 Wo44.7 (n=1).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H5), shock stage (S1), weathering grade (W2)

Specimens: 5.15 g type-specimen plus thin section on deposit at UCLA; Verish holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Nevada
Origin or pseudonym:alkali lake
Date:2011 Dec 29
Latitude:40°25.318'N
Longitude:117°18.970'W
Mass (g):21.5
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):17.6±0.1 (n=14)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.8±0.2 (n=9)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.2
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):4.3
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Verish
Comments:BVLY-RSV; submitted by 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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (40° 25' 19"N, 117° 18' 58"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 9 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1786 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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