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Sunfair 002
Basic information Name: Sunfair 002
     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 14.6 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11764 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 17 Feb 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Sunfair 002        34°11.490’N, 116°14.130’W

California, United States

Find: 2013 September 13

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A single 14.55 g stone was found among the gravels on the margin of a playa by Robert Verish on September 13, 2013, while part of a three person recovery team searching for additional meteorites from this locality.

Physical characteristics: This dark brownish-black, 14.55 g, nearly whole stone, with deeply weathered cracks, has a typical dry-lake smooth exterior, that of having a relict fusion-crust that has been devitrified and then sand/silt-polished while exhumed. A cut surface reveals an area of numerous, small metal-grains with visible chondrules, as well as a darker area with no visible metal grains or chondrules.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Chondrules blurred. Recrystallized coarse-grained matrix with plagioclase (15-30 μm). Interconnected iron-oxide veins.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa18.6±0.3 (N=25); orthopyroxene Fs17.3±0.3Wo2.4±0.1 (N=25).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H5)

Specimens: 3.4 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

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Origin or pseudonym:playa
Date:2013 September 13
Mass (g):14.55
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.62±0.28 (N=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.28±0.26 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.41±0.14 (N=25)
Classifier:Daniel Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):3.4
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Robert Verish
Comments:Fieldname = UU130913; thin-section ID = V-SUN2; 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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United States
     Recommended::   (34° 11' 29"N, 116° 14' 8"W)

     This is 1 of 269 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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