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Diamond Valley 002
Basic information Name: Diamond Valley 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DV 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: United States
Mass:help 61.2 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6879 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 13 Nov 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Diamond Valley 002 (DV 002)        39°57.318’N, 115°56.285’W

Eureka County, Nevada, United States

Found: 14 May 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: A single stone was found by Mr. Richard Kimbell on the Diamond Lake bed north of Eureka, Nevada, on May 14, 2011. One piece of this stone was donated to Cascadia in July 2011.

Physical characteristics: The stone has a dark brownish-black exterior which represents a combination of weathered fusion crust and weathering rind, along with traces of a pink-colored caliche. The cut face is reddish-brown.

Petrography: (M. Hutson, Cascadia) Recrystallized texture with few discernible chondrules. Twinned feldspar is present. An abrupt contact between two recrystallized lithologies is visible. One of the two lithologies is more heavily weathered, with >= 95% of the opaques replaced by terrestrial weathering product. The majority of the thin section is composed of a less weathered lithology with ~60-70% replacement, indicative of a W3 weathering grade. Olivine grains are relatively deformed, with most having mosaic extinction and one or more planar fractures, indicating an S4 shock stage.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa20.8±0.7, n=18) and low-Ca pyroxene (Fs18.2±0.4Wo1.5±0.2, n=22).

Specimens: A single mass of 16.2 g and 2 polished thin sections are on deposit at Cascadia. Mr. Richard Kimbell holds the main mass.

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Origin or pseudonym:Diamond Valley dry lake bed
Date:14 May 2011
Mass (g):61.2
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):20.8±0.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.2±0.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5 ± 0.2
Classifier:M. Hutson, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):16.2
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Mr. Richard Kimbell, 14914 NE 46th St., Vancouver WA 98682
Finder:Richard Kimbell
Comments:Field Name Rusty1 and Lab Number CML 0652; submitted by M. Hutson
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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United States
     Recommended::   (39° 57' 19"N, 115° 56' 17"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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