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Buena Vista Valley
Basic information Name: Buena Vista Valley
     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 66 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11801 approved meteorites (plus 23 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 2 Feb 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Buena Vista Valley        40°16.001’N, 117°56.097’W

Nevada, United States

Find: 2013 Oct 18

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A 66 g whole chondritic stone was recovered by Robert Verish on the margin of a dry lake.

Physical characteristics: This specimen is a whole, dark brownish-black stone with an exterior that is covered with a weathered fusion-crust. This stone is pear-shaped, but flat. The interior of this stone is a uniform dark-brown. Cut surfaces are flecked with metal-grains that are evenly scattered between many parallel, rust-filled fractures.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Chondrule boundaries blurred (300 μm, N=1). Recrystallized coarse-grained matrix with plagioclase (20-40 μm). Interconnected iron-oxide veins.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa19.51±0.20 (N=25); orthopyroxene Fs18.4±0.2Wo2.1±0.1 (N=25).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H5)

Specimens: 64.8 grams at UCLA.

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Origin or pseudonym:on the margin of a dry lake
Date:2013 Oct 18
Mass (g):66
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):19.51±0.20 (N=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.43±0.16 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.10±0.06 (N=25)
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):64.8
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Robert Verish
Comments:Fieldname = UU131018; thin-section ID = V-BVV; 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. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     Recommended::   (40° 16' 0"N, 117° 56' 6"W)

     This is 1 of 184 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1930 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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