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Nova 065
Basic information Name: Nova 065
     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 1144 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1727 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 5 Sep 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Nova 065

(Unknown)

Find: 2016 Nov 23

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: On 2016 November 23, a 1144 g stone was purportedly found by Robert Verish in California.

Physical characteristics: A weathered, orange-brown stone. A 5-sided angular fragment, with one side fusion-crusted, having deeply fluted regmaglypts. Other sides appear to have secondary fusion-crust but evidence is ephemeral due to devitrification, and the overall degree of weathering of the exterior.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Chondrules blurred (700±50 µm, n=5). Sample composed of olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, troilite, Fe-Ni metal, chromite, and Fe-oxides.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.3±1.5, n=24), low-Ca Pyroxene (Fs20.7±1.5Wo1.3±0.5, n=18).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (L4)

Specimens: 39.4 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

Data from:
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Date:2016 Nov 23
Mass (g):1144
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.3±1.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.7±1.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.5
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):39.4
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Robert Verish
Comments:Fieldname = UU161123H; 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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Daniel Sheikh         
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 31 approved meteorites from (Unknown) (plus 15 unapproved names)

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