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Nova 064
Basic information Name: Nova 064
     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 70.9 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 109  (2020)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11606 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 Aug 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Nova 064

California, United States

Find: 2016 Dec 13

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A single 70.88 g stone was purportedly found in California by Robert Verish on December 13, 2016.

Physical characteristics: A very dark-brown stone with a 3-sided pyramid shape. One side appears to be covered in relict fusion-crust by evidence of tiny vesicles, but this observation was confounded when a saw-cut of the interior revealed numerous pores in a nearly friable groundmass.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Chondrule boundaries blurred (300±100 μm, N=3). Recrystallized coarse-grained matrix with plagioclase (40-45 μm). Numerous interconnected iron-oxide veins. Troilite, FeNi-metal, and chromite are also present.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa19.4±0.2 (N=25); orthopyroxene, Fs18.8±0.2Wo1.9±0.1 (N=25).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H5)

Specimens: 14.3 g at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

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Date:2016 Dec 13
Mass (g):70.88
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):19.4±0.2 (N=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.8±0.2 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±0.1 (N=25)
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU; A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):14.3
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Robert Verish
Comments:Fieldname = UU161213H; 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 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)

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