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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:help 13.6 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 269 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
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Writeup from MB 104:

Coyote Dry Lake 334 (CyDL 334)        35°4.136’N, 116°45.134’W

California, USA

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.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:California
Origin or pseudonym:on dry lake bed
Date:2013 Dec 06
Latitude:35°4.136'N
Longitude:116°45.134'W
Mass (g):13.6
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):22.7±11.1 (n=17)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.1±8.3 (n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7±0.5 (n=15)
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):2.87
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:April Ables
Comments:Field ID: C131211A; submitted by Verish
Institutions
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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. 104, in preparation (2015)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (35° 4' 8"N, 116° 45' 8"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 253 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1789 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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