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Bullhead City
Basic information Name: Bullhead City
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: United States
Mass:help 4.97 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11000 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 9 Nov 2015
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 104:

Bullhead City        35°11.16’N, 114°27.18’W

Arizona, United States

Find: 23 Jan 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A 3.3 g fusion crusted meteorite was found on Jan 23, 2012, by Todd Parker while he was hunting meteorites on light-colored limestone in the Mohave Desert. Two days later, Larry Atkins found a 119 g crusted individual more than 3 miles away. Since then, 17 stones weighing a total of 4.97 kg have been recovered, the largest weighing 1225 g, indicating a possible strewn field. Samples from 3 different stones were characterized by Alan Rubin, UCLA.

Petrography: The rock contains thin veins of metal-sulfide, 50-μm-size plagioclase grains and fine-grained metal-sulfide intergrowths.

Geochemistry: The 3 stones have the following descriptions and compositions: L6, W2, S4, olivine Fa24.5±0.4 (n=12); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs21.5Wo1.7 (n=3); L6, W1, S4, olivine Fa24.3±0.4 (n=9); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs20.8Wo1.5 (n=8); and L6, W2, S4, olivine Fa24.2±0.2 (n=11); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs20.8Wo1.5 (n=7). When averaged: L6 W2 S4, Fa24.3±0.4 (n=32, Fs20.9±0.3Wo1.5±0.1 (n=18).

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Arizona
Origin or pseudonym:Mohave Desert
Date:23 Jan 2012
Latitude:35°11.16'N
Longitude:114°27.18'W
Mass (g):4970
Pieces:17
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.3±0.4 (n=32)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9±0.3 (n=18)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.1 (n=18)
Classifier:A. Rubin UCLA
Type spec mass (g):37.31
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Keith and Dana Jenkerson
Finder:Todd Parker
Comments:Monomict breccia with abundant black shock melt.; submitted by Larry Atkins
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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)
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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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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (35° 11' 10"N, 114° 27' 11"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 167 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1835 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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