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Black Butte 001
Basic information Name: Black Butte 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: BB 001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: United States
Mass:help 27.5 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H3-4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites classified as H3-4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 31 Jan 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Black Butte 001 (BB 001)        41°24.061’N, 118°13.198’W

Nevada, United States

Find: 2015 Aug 8

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3-4)

History: While searching for meteorites on a small drylake, Robert Verish recovered this stone on a west-facing stranding-surface.

Physical characteristics: This 27.5 g stone is an oriented individual with the aft-end having a subtle overlipping. Originally, this stone had a discoidal shape, but a fragment is missing, and now it is shield-shaped with a smooth, brownish-black fusion-crusted exterior. Cut surface shows a mottled, light-brown interior.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Sample contains well-defined chondrules (Av. 550 μm) along with metal and troilite. Both unequilibrated and equilibrated clasts present.

Geochemistry: Olivine in type 3 clasts (Fa15.2-26.3, n=10), Olivine in type 4 clasts (Fa18.6±0.6, n=12), Low-Ca Pyroxene in type 4 clasts (Fs17.0±0.7Wo1.3±0.2, n=10).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H3-4). The sample contains both unequilibrated (type 3) and equilibrated (type 4) clasts.

Specimens: 5.5 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Nevada
Origin or pseudonym:drylake
Date:2015 Aug 8
Latitude:41°24.061'N
Longitude:118°13.198'W
Mass (g):27.5
Pieces:1
Class:H3-4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):5.5
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Robert Verish
Comments:Fieldname = N150808; lab ID# = V-BB01; 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. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 24' 4"N, 118° 13' 12"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 155 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1861 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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