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Gypsum Spring
Basic information Name: Gypsum Spring
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: United States
Mass:help 227 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6996 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 21 Mar 2024
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Writeup from MB 113:

Gypsum Spring        36°12.4167’N, 114°54.6000’W

Nevada, United States

Find: 7 Aug 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: A 190.8 g stone was found by Terry Scott while they were visually hunting for meteorites near gypsum spring Nevada on August 7, 2019. A second stone of 36.2 g was located nearby. Total known weight of 227 g.

Physical characteristics: Two weathered stones with partial fusion crust.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, Cascadia) Equilibrated ordinary chondrite containing secondary recrystallized feldspar (~60 μm) and accessory Fe-Ni metal and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa19.1±0.3, range Fa18.2-19.4, n=20), Low-Ca Pyroxene (Fs17.0±0.2Wo2.5±0.3, range Fs16.6-17.3Wo2.0-3.0, n=17).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H6).

Specimens: 20.2 g at Cascadia, main mass with Terry Scott.

Data from:
  MB113
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Nevada
Origin or pseudonym:Desert area near Gypsum Spring
Date:7 Aug 2019
Latitude:36°12.4167'N
Longitude:114°54.6000'W
Mass (g):227
Pieces:2
Class:H6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.1±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.0±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5±0.3
Classifier:D. Sheikh, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Terry Scott
Comments:CML 1554; submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 113, in preparation (2024)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (36° 12' 25"N, 114° 54' 36"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 184 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1930 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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