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Nova 060
Basic information Name: Nova 060
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (unknown)
Mass:help 56 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10324 approved meteorites (plus 18 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
Writeup from MB 108:

Nova 060


Find: 2016

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: (I. Klümper, Brandlecht) Discovered by R. Bartoschewitz in a scrap-box of metal detector finds of Ingo Klümper from Brandlech. Mr. Klümper explained that he discovered it on a Holocene inland dune in the Tillenberge natural reserve in Nordhorn/Lower Saxony (52°24.190’N, 7°07.420’E) on Feb. 20, 2016.

Physical characteristics: (I. Klümper, R. Bartoschewitz) Red-brown 5 × 4 × 2.5 cm fragment of 56 g. After cleaning the color was green-brown.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Brown-stained strongly recrystallized matrix, with chondrules (0.1-0.7 mm, av. 0.4 mm), metal and troilite patches. Fractures filled with Fe-hydroxides.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Olivine Fa18.8±0.4 (n=136); pyroxene (low-Ca) Fs16.7±0.7Wo1.3±0.2 (n=82); kamacite Co 0.64 % (n=15) Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.86 and bulk density of 3.40 g/cm³. Terrestrial Ar-, Kr-, Xe-isotope contamination (K. Nagao, R. Bartoschewitz) is much higher than known from European finds, but are consistent with the contamination trend in hot deserts. Sr (B. Hofmann, handheld XRF) of 79 ppm is not consistent with lower Saxony preglacial inland dune content, but is consistent with weathering in hot desert environment.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, S2/3, W2-4)

Specimens: 11.6 g on deposit at Kiel, I. Klümper holds the main mass, and 14 g with Bart.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Mass (g):56
Shock stage:S2/3
Weathering grade:W2-4
Fayalite (mol%):18.8±0.4 (n=136)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7±0.7 (n=82)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.2
Magnetic suscept.:4.86
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):11.6
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ingo Klümper, Brandlecht
Finder:Ingo Klümper (Brandlecht)
Comments:Nova specimens (Brandlecht a and b) look extreme similar, but magnetic susceptibility, Zr and Sr indicate non-pairing. Sr and terrestrial noble gases are not consistent with the reported find site (preglacial inland dune), but meet weathering under desert condition.; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     This is 1 of 31 approved meteorites from (unknown) (plus 15 unapproved names)

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