|Ivanpah Dry Lake|
|Basic information||Name: Ivanpah Dry Lake|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: United States
Mass: 1128 g
This is 1 of 5351 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4. [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
|Comments:||Approved 16 Apr 2015|
Writeup from MB 104:
Ivanpah Dry Lake 35°29.14’N, 115°20.47’W
California, United States
Find: 1 Jan 2014
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)
History: This stone was found by J. Franske while he was hunting for meteorites on a dry lake bed.
Physical characteristics: This rounded, 1128 g stone was found in two pieces about 40 feet apart. Both halves are covered in fresh, black fusion crust. It would appear the stone broke in half upon impact.
Petrography: A. Rubin, J. Breen, UCLA, Low-Ca pyroxene exhibits polysynthetic twins. Chondrules contain no clear, isotropic glass. There is abudant metallic Fe-Ni and troilite.
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
|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 1787 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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