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Diamond Valley 003
Basic information Name: Diamond Valley 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DV 003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: United States
Mass:help 89.5 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6890 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 003 (DV 003)        39°56.087’N, 115°59.005’W

Eureka County, Nevada, United States

Found: 16 May 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: A single stone found by Mr. Richard Kimbell on the Diamond Lake bed north of Eureka, Nevada, on May 16, 2011.

Physical characteristics: The stone has a dark brownish-black exterior which represents a combination of weathered fusion crust and weathering rind. Elaborate shock veins with entrained silicate clasts are visible on the brown-gray cut surface.

Petrography: (M. Hutson, Cascadia). Two thin sections are edged with fusion crust that grade into thick melt veins, which cut across and occupy most of the area of the section. The veins include partially weathered sulfide and only traces metal. Some areas between melt regions show discernible chondrules that are fairly integrated with their surroundings, but most regions appear granular with few readily discernible chondrules, suggestive of a type 6 chondrite. Olivine grains show strong mosaic extinction with multiple planar fractures and planar deformation features, and feldspathic areas are maskelynite, indicative of an S5 shock stage.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa19.6±0.4, n=23) and low-Ca pyroxene (Fs17.7±0.8Wo1.4±0.2, n=18).

Specimens: A single mass of 21.0 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:16 May 2011
Mass (g):89.5
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.6±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.7±0.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2
Classifier:M. Hutson, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Mr. Richard Kimbell, 14914 NE 46th St., Vancouver WA 98682
Finder:Richard Kimbell
Comments:Field Name Giganto and Lab Number CML 0653; 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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     Recommended::   (39° 56' 5"N, 115° 59' 0"W)

     This is 1 of 184 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1930 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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