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Crescent Valley 001
Basic information Name: Crescent Valley 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: CV 001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: United States
Mass:help 2.47 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5990 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 Jan 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Crescent Valley 001 (CV 001)        40°25.924’N, 116°30.754’W

Nevada, United States

Find: 2013 Oct 16

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: These two fragments (which were less than a meter apart) were recovered by Robert Verish while he was searching for meteorites at the south end of a small drylake.

Physical characteristics: These 1.6 and 0.87 g fragments are physically paired. There are still some small fragments missing. The orange-brown exterior has lost its fusion-crust due to weathering. A cut surface shows a brown interior with visible chondrules and metal-grains.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Sample contains well-defined chondrules (Av. 500 μm) along with metal and troilite. Secondary Fe-oxides present as well.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa18.8±0.6, n=14), Low-Ca Pyroxene (Fs16.4±0.7Wo1.1±0.1, n=12).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H4)

Specimens: 0.87 grams at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Nevada
Origin or pseudonym:drylake
Date:2013 Oct 16
Latitude:40°25.924'N
Longitude:116°30.754'W
Mass (g):2.47
Pieces:2
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.8±0.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.4±0.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.1
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):0.87
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:Robert Verish
Comments:Fieldname = N131008; lab ID# = V-CV01; 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::   (40° 25' 55"N, 116° 30' 45"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 155 approved meteorites from Nevada, United States (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1865 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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