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Eldorado Valley 003
Basic information Name: Eldorado Valley 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EV 003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: United States
Mass:help 2.72 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10992 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 Apr 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Eldorado Valley 003 (EV 003)        35°55.35’N, 114°47.53’W

Nevada, United States

Find: 2 April 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: This stone was found by J. Franske while he was hunting for meteorites on open desert.

Physical characteristics: This stone is essentially pyramidal in shape, approximately 80% fusion crusted, and exhibits regmaglypts.

Petrography: A. Rubin and J. Breen, UCLA. Plagioclase grains are typically 60-100 μm in size. The rock exhibits weak mosacisim but does not exhibit maskelynite.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Nevada
Origin or pseudonym:Open Desert
Date:2 April 2014
Latitude:35°55.35'N
Longitude:114°47.53'W
Mass (g):2721
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.9±0.2 (n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.3±0.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.2 (n=12)
Classifier:A. Rubin and J. Breen, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):23.7
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:L. Atkins
Finder:J. Franske
Comments:a second stone was found in the vicinity that is likely paired.; submitted by L. Atkins
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. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (35° 55' 21"N, 114° 47' 32"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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