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Tule Valley Hardpan 008
Basic information Name: Tule Valley Hardpan 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: TVH 008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: United States
Mass:help 15 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10989 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 2 Nov 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Tule Valley Hardpan 008 (TVH 008)        38°59.501’N, 113°22.866’W

Utah, United States

Found: 2014 May 14

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Found slightly embedded on a dry lake hardpan by David Libszowski while he was hunting with Jim and Wendy Wooddell.

Physical characteristics: 5 g fragment used for type specimen measured 22.75 × 13.59 × 9 mm. No fractures, surface reveals both primary and secondary fusion crust, dark gray in color.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe and optical examination of a thin section shows texturally equilibrated olivines and pyroxenes, plagioclase grains up to 150 μm, faint chondrules. Kamacite, taenite, troilite, chromite and apatite observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Olivine Fa24.8±0.2, Fe/Mn=50±2, n=13; low-Ca pyroxene Fs21.1±0.5Wo1.4±0.2, Fe/Mn=29±2, n=11; augite Fs8.3Wo44.5, Fe/Mn=22, n=1; pigeonite Fs18.8Wo8.5, Fe/Mn=27, n=1.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6), weathering grade W1.

Specimens: 3 g and thin section on deposit at UNM, 10 g held by D. Libszowski, polished mount held by J. Wooddell.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Utah
Origin or pseudonym:Playa
Date:2014 May 14
Latitude:38°59.501'N
Longitude:113°22.866'W
Mass (g):15
Pieces:2
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.8±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.1±0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):3
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:D. Libszowki
Finder:D. Libszowski
Comments:Field name DLUT001; submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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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' 30"N, 113° 22' 52"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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