|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: 21.5 g
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|
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.
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)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015|
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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