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Coyote Dry Lake 349
Basic information Name: Coyote Dry Lake 349
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: CyDL 349
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: United States
Mass:help 4 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6825 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 20 Oct 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Coyote Dry Lake 349 (CyDL 349)        35°3.396’N, 116°46.096’W

California, USA

Find: 2015 Dec 12

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: While hunting for meteorites on a dry-lake, Mark Bittmann, spotted a rusty rock protruding out of the corner of a hummock that was just beginning to be eroded by a small gully. Glancing at the gully he noticed many more fragments protruding out of the surface. Digging deeper into both the small dune and gully, he recovered 20 more equally weathered chondritic fragments. Later, returning with a recovery crew and a metal-detector, another 130 g, sand-encrusted fragment was unearthed.

Physical characteristics: All 22 fragments are very weathered, but have a range of grades and color from yellowish-brown to brownish-black. Some fragments are coated in silt and sand-grains cemented with orange rust. Cut surfaces show fine-grained metal/sulfide set in a uniformly brown matrix, faint chondrules barely detectable.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Chondrule boundaries blurred (250-600 µm, N=6). Recrystallized coarse-grained matrix with plagioclase (>60 μm). Numerous interconnected iron-oxide veins.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa20.1±0.1 (N=26); orthopyroxene, Fs19.3±0.2Wo2.3±0.1 (N=25). It is noted that the measured Fs and Wo values are slightly higher than the main amounts present in most H chondrites.

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H6)

Specimens: 36 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

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Origin or pseudonym:buried under a small hummock on dry lake
Date:2015 Dec 12
Mass (g):>4000
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):20.1±0.11 (N=26)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.25±0.23 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.29±0.07 (N=25)
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):36
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Mark Bittmann
Comments:Fieldname = UU151212V; thin-section ID = V-C1; submitted by Daniel Sheikh
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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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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Michael Mulgrew         

United States
     Recommended::   (35° 3' 24"N, 116° 46' 6"W)

     This is 1 of 269 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1927 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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