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Tule Valley Hardpan 007
Basic information Name: Tule Valley Hardpan 007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: TVH 007
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 116 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 10 Jul 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Tule Valley Hardpan 007 (TVH 007)        38°59.629’N, 113°22.909’W

Utah, USA

Found: 2014 May 14

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

History: Found visually, partly exposed in dry lake hardpan by W. Wooddell, with J. Wooddell and D. Libszowski.

Physical characteristics: Single stone. Irregular weathered exterior, dark brown. Dimensions 20 × 10.5 × 7.5 mm. Saw cut reveals numerous sub-millimeter metal grains set in a dark brown fine-grained groundmass. No visible chondrules.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe and optical examination of a thin section shows silicates: 98% enstatite and 2% plagioclase; no chondrules observed in BSE or with petrographic microscope. Many enstatite grains in the size range 100-300 μm, bounded and crosscut by numerous metal/oxide veins. Abundant kamacite; taenite and troilite present.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Enstatite Fs0.6±0.3Wo1.3±0.0, n=22; plagioclase Ab80.9±0.9An14.5±0.7Or4.5±0.3, n=4; kamacite Si=1.25±0.03, Ni=6.09±0.14, (wt%), n=2; taenite Si=0.12, Ni=20.76, (wt%).

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6), weathering grade W2.

Specimens: 1.6 g and thin section on deposit at UNM. Polished mount held by W. Wooddell.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Utah
Date:2014 May 14
Latitude:38°59.629'N
Longitude:113°22.909'W
Mass (g):3.2
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Weathering grade:W2
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.6±0.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.0
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):1.6
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Wendy Wooddell
Finder:Wendy Wooddell
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Jim Wooddell   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (38° 59' 38"N, 113° 22' 55"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites from Utah, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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