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Bluewing 038
Basic information Name: Bluewing 038
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: United States
Mass:help 140.7 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9639 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 27 Jul 2019
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Bluewing 038        40°14.540’N, 118°56.157’W

Nevada, USA

Find: 10 April 2000

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Found in 2000 April 10 by meteorite hunter Paul Gessler whilehe was visually searching the surface of the dry lake.

Physical characteristics: Dark-brown roundish fragment of a chondritic stone. Cut surface reveals gray-brown interior with "unique sparkles".

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Chondrules (200-1200 µm, N=10). Recrystallized matrix with plagioclase (10-15 µm).

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa17.7±0.8 (N=25); orthopyroxene, Fs15.9±0.9Wo2.2±0.3 (N=25).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H5)

Specimens: 21.7 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Nevada
Origin or pseudonym:dry lake
Date:10 April 2000
Latitude:40°14.540'N
Longitude:118°56.157'W
Mass (g):140.67
Pieces:2
Class:H5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):17.7±0.8 (N=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.9±0.9 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.2±0.3 (N=25)
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):21.7
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Paul Gessler
Comments:UCLA-Lab-name = MUA-18; thin-section ID# = V-BW26; originally was assigned provisional number "Bluewing 026".; submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
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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)
FSU: Department of Geological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-4100, United States (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
Gessler: Nicholas Gessler, 2010 Calgary Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90077, United States (private address; updated 7 Jul 2016)
Verish: Robert Verish, Meteorite-Recovery Lab, P.O. Box 463084, Escondido, CA 92046, United States; Website (private address; updated 27 May 2009)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (40° 14' 32"N, 118° 56' 9"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 131 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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