|Coyote Dry Lake 334|
|Basic information||Name: Coyote Dry Lake 334|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: CyDL 334
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: United States
Mass: 13.6 g
This is 1 of 262 approved meteorites classified as LL3. [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
|Comments:||Approved 18 Feb 2015|
Writeup from MB 104:
Coyote Dry Lake 334 (CyDL 334) 35°4.136’N, 116°45.134’W
Find: 2013 Dec 06
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)
History: Found by April Ables while walking with her family on a dry lake. They were searching for meteorites.
Physical characteristics: Round-shaped stone; distinct chondrules visible on weathered exterior.
Petrography: Very little metallic Fe-Ni is present, consistent with an LL classification. The average chondrule size is 500-600 μm, consistent with LL.
Geochemistry: The kamacite Co content is 1.8 wt.% (n=1), consistent with LL. Low-Ca pyroxene grains exhibit abundant polysynthetic twins, consistent with type 3. The Cr2O3 content of ferroan olivine grains is 0.05±0.08 (n=16), consistent with type ~3.2. No clear, isotropic glass is present in the chondrules, consistent with type ~3.5. The heterogeneity of the olivine is appreciably greater than that of H3.8 Dhajala, suggesting type <3.8. These data suggest type 3.6-3.7.
Classification: An ordinary chondrite from the LL group that is petrologic type 3.6 to 3.7
Specimens: 2.87 g type specimen at UCLA; main mass with Verish.
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. 104, in preparation (2015)|
This is 1 of 253 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
This is 1 of 1786 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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