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Troy Dry Lake
Basic information Name: Troy Dry Lake
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: United States
Mass:help 16.3 g
Classification
  history:
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 20 Oct 2018
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 107:

Troy Dry Lake        34°48.53’N, 116°33.05’W

California, United States

Find: 2017 Apr 7

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A single 16.3 g stone was found by Mark Bittmann on April 7, 2017, while he was searching for meteorites on a dry lake. Subsequent searches resulted in no additional fragments or other meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Dark-brown, flat shield-shaped fragment with moderately rounded edges, and patches of relict fusion-crust that have developed a desert-polished patina.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Chondrule boundaries blurred. Recrystallized coarse-grained matrix with plagioclase (60um). Interconnected shock melt veins.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa24.7±0.2 (N=26); orthopyroxene, Fs22.3±0.2Wo2.7±0.2(N=25).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (L6)

Specimens: 3.5 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:California
Origin or pseudonym:On the margin of a mud-flat
Date:2017 Apr 7
Latitude:34°48.53'N
Longitude:116°33.05'W
Mass (g):16.3
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.7±0.2 (N=26)
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.3±0.2 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.7±0.2
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):3.5
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Mark Bittmann
Comments: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)
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. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (34° 48' 32"N, 116° 33' 3"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 257 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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