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Misfits Flat 002
Basic information Name: Misfits Flat 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.54 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3302 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 27 May 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Misfits Flat 002        39°20.69’N, 119°23.44’W

Nevada, USA

Find: 2013 Nov 13

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5)

History: (P. Jenniskens, SETI): This meteorite was found by Scott Harlan of Salinas on Misfits Flat dry lake near Stagecoach, Nevada on Nov. 11, 2013, following the first find at Misfit Flats dry lake on Sept. 22. The meteorite was found 0.8 km west from other meteorites found on the dry lake up to that point, and appeared to be different from the other recovered stones.

Physical characteristics: (P. Jenniskens, SETI): This meteorite looks fresher than others found prior.

Petrography (M. Zolensky, JSC): Olivine displays mosaicism and planar fractures. The specimen contains pockets of melted material and a few interconnected shock veins. No maskelynite was observed. Only a few well-defined chondrules are present.

Geochemistry: Mineralogy and Geochemistry (M. Zolensky, JSC): Olivine has the average composition Fa29.8 (n=5), with PMD of 0.9%. The CaO content of olivine ranges from 0.02 to 0.04 wt%. The Low-Ca pyroxene has an average composition of Fs27.3Wo1.9 (n = 5) with PMD of 1.3%. No coarse-grained diopside was noted. Coarse-grained plagioclase was present. Ni-rich metal (up to 44 mole% Ni) was observed.

Classification (M. Zolensky, JSC): LL5, and shock stage S4/5.

Specimens: Half of sample with owner of property. 0.7 g fragment with UCLA.

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Origin or pseudonym:Misfits Flat dry lake
Date:2013 Nov 13
Mass (g):3.54
Shock stage:S4/5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):29.8±0.3 (N=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):27.3±0.4 (N=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±0.1 (N=5)
Classifier:M. Zolensky, JSC
Type spec mass (g):0.7
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:S. Harlan, Salinas
Finder:S. Harlan, Salinas
Comments:Submitted by P. Jenniskens (SETI Institute)
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JSC: Mailcode XI, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Jul 2022)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
SETI: SETI Institute, Carl Sagan Center, 189 Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, California 94043, United States (institutional address; updated 22 May 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     Recommended::   (39° 20' 41"N, 119° 23' 26"W)

     This is 1 of 184 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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