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Nova 063
Basic information Name: Nova 063
     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 18.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10318 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 2 Aug 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Nova 063

California, United States

Find: 2016 Dec 12

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A single 18.25 g stone was purportedly found in California by Robert Verish on December 12, 2016.

Physical characteristics: A flat brownish-black fragment with a weathered fusion-crust. The one side not covered in fusion-crust has patches of a shiny-black desert-patina. The interior is just as dark as the exterior.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Chondrule boundaries blurred (600±50 μm, N=2). Recrystallized coarse-grained matrix with plagioclase (20-40 μm). Numerous interconnected iron-oxide veins. Troilite, FeNi-metal, and chromite are also present.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa 19.8±0.2 (N=25); orthopyroxene, Fs18.9±0.2Wo1.9±0.1 (N=25).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H5)

Specimens: 4.8 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
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State/Prov/County:California
Date:2016 Dec 12
Mass (g):18.25
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W5
Fayalite (mol%):19.8±0.2 (N=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.9±0.2 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±0.1 (N=25)
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU; A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):4.8
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Robert Verish
Comments:Fieldname = UU161212F; submitted by Daniel Sheikh; submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
   and collections
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 268 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1881 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)

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