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Daveytown 003
Basic information Name: Daveytown 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: United States
Mass:help 9.4 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9649 approved meteorites (plus 16 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 11 Oct 2019
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Daveytown 003        41°20.541’N, 117°51.327’W

Nevada, United States

Find: 2014 May 31

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: This stone was recovered by Robert Verish while he was searching for meteorites on a small drylake, on a north-facing stranding-surface.

Physical characteristics: The original exterior to this find is non-existant, so it cannot be determined whether this 9.35 g charcoal-gray stone is a fragment or was a whole-stone. Groundmass is apparently friable since many chondrules stand-out in high relief on the current exterior. The interior is colored gray-brown.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Chondrule boundaries blurred (500 µm, N=1). Recrystallized matrix with plagioclase (10-20 µm).

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa19.7±0.6 (N=25); orthopyroxene, Fs 18.7±0.9Wo2.0±0.5, (N=25).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H5)

Specimens: 2.38 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Nevada
Origin or pseudonym:dry lake
Date:2014 May 31
Latitude:41°20.541'N
Longitude:117°51.327'W
Mass (g):9.35
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):19.7±0.6 (N=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.7±0.9 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0±0.5 (N=25)
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):2.38
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Robert Verish
Comments:Fieldname = N140531C; lab ID# = V14DC; submitted by Daniel Sheikh
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)
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. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 20' 32"N, 117° 51' 20"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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