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Nova 062
Basic information Name: Nova 062
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: United States
Mass:help 1500 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 109  (2020)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8890 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 2 Aug 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Nova 062

California, United States

Find: 2016 Nov 11

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: A single 1500 g stone was purportedly found in California by Robert Verish on November 11, 2016.

Physical characteristics: Stone has a greenish-brown, relict fusion-crust. Parts of the fusion crust has been devitrified and weathered away, it readily reveals the fabic of the interior showing numerous matrix-supported chondrules of various color and size.

Petrography: (Daniel Sheikh, FSU) Chondrule boundaries blurred (750±50 μm, N=6). Recrystallized coarse-grained matrix with plagioclase (20-30 μm). Numerous interconnected iron-oxide veins. Troilite, FeNi-metal, and chromite are also present. (A. Rubin, UCLA) Troilite is polycrystalline. A 0.5 μm grain of metallic copper found inside metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa24.4±0.2 (N=25); orthopyroxene, Fs22.1±0.22Wo2.0±0.1 (N=25).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (L5)

Specimens: 100 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

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Date:2016 Nov 11
Mass (g):1500
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W5
Fayalite (mol%):24.4±0.2 (N=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.1±0.2 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0±0.1 (N=25)
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU; A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):30
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Robert Verish
Comments:Fieldname = UU161111X; submitted by Daniel Sheikh; 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. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     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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