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Superior Valley 032
Basic information Name: Superior Valley 032
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SuV 032
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: United States
Mass:help 9.1 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10308 approved meteorites (plus 45 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 18 Feb 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Superior Valley 032 (SuV 032)        35°14’13.4"N, 117°6’0.4"W

California, USA

Find: 2014 Dec 19

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

Physical characteristics: The sample consists of two pieces which fit together. The bigger piece is 1.9 × 1.4 cm and weighs 6.89 g. The second piece is 0.7 × 1.5 cm and weighs 2.24 g. When the two pieces are assembled, it is clear that an additional piece is missing. Both pieces have dark-brown fusion crust with rusty patches.

Petrography: The meteorite has a granular texture consisting mainly of recrystallized chondrules integrated with the matrix. Only a few relict chondrules are visible ranging from 0.4-1 mm. Low-Ca pyroxene grains do not exhibit polysynthetic twinning. Plagioclase grain sizes are ~10-20 μm. Metal grains have a ragged texture; some small shock veins are visible. Some metal grains contain small (5-10 μm) irregular grains of troilite; a few ~5-10 μm copper grains occur with the irregular troilite grains.

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:Dry Lake
Date:2014 Dec 19
Mass (g):9.13
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):17.7±0.2 (n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.7±0.2 (n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.1 (n=7)
Classifier:B. Baecker and A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):2.07
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Bastian Baecker
Finder:Bastian Baecker
Comments:Submitted by Bastian Baecker and Alan Rubin
   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)
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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United States
     Recommended::   (35° 14' 13"N, 117° 6' 0"W)

     This is 1 of 268 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1881 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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