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Lucerne Valley 002
Basic information Name: Lucerne Valley 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LV 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1963
Country: United States
Mass:help 5.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  Stone
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  LL4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL4
Recommended:  LL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 361 approved meteorites classified as LL4.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 84:

Lucerne Valley Meteorites, new classifications

(Two meteorites)

San Bernardino County, California, USA

Found 1963 to 1999

Two meteorites listed in Meteoritical Bulletin 83 have now been classified by A. Rubin (UCLA).  Lucerne Valley 002:  class, LL4; shock stage, S2, weathering grade, W3; olivine, Fa27.5±0.6. Lucerne Valley 017:  class, L6; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W4; Fa25.5±0.6. Neither meteorite can be paired with certainty to any other find from this region.

Data from:
  MB83
  Table 4
  Line 2:
Date:Aug 1963
Mass (g):5.8
Class:stone
Finder:Ronald A. Oriti
Comments:Main mass with finder
Institutions
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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 30'N, 116° 57'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 30'N, 116° 57'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 257 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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