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White River
Basic information Name: White River
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: United States
Mass:help 1920 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10991 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 6 Jun 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

White River        37°44.510’N, 115°07.768’W

Nevada, United States

Found: 24 June 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A 1688 g specimen was found by Terry Scott while visually searching for meteorites. Two smaller pieces were found within a 10 m radius.

Petrography: The rock is highly recrystallized; chondrules are well-integrated with the matrix material, consistent with petrologic type 6. Plagioclase grains average 60-70 μm. The rock is highly shocked; plagioclase has been partly maskelynitized. Olivine has strong mosaic extinction, consistent with shock-stage S5. Silicates are transected by 10-60 μm-wide opaque melt veins containing small mineral fragments surrounded by tiny troilite grains.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Nevada
Origin or pseudonym:Drainage basin of the White River
Date:24 June 2013
Latitude:37°44.510'N
Longitude:115°07.768'W
Mass (g):1920
Pieces:3
Class:L6
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.5±1.0 (n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.7±0.4 (n=16)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):56
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Terry Scott
Finder:Terry Scott
Comments:Submitted by Alan Rubin
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. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (37° 44' 31"N, 115° 7' 46"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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