by Robert Verish
A Few "Meteorites from North America" - in the Meteoritical Bulletin No. 88, 2004 July
A new "PROVISIONAL" version of the Meteoritical Bulletin appeared on the Meteoritical Society's web site on March 31st, 2004.
It is in the form of an Adobe Acrobat ".PDF" file and can be accessed from this web page:
There are quite a few new meteorite falls and finds described in this latest version of the Bulletin. Well above the average number.
The current version has a new "Abstract" and a revised "Introduction":
Abstract−This document contains information about meteorites accepted by the
Nomenclature Committee for inclusion in Meteoritical
Bulletin no. 88, which will be published in 2004 July. All information is
provisional, and subject to revision prior to publication. Please send corrections
to the senior author at firstname.lastname@example.org. Updated
INTRODUCTION The Meteoritical Bulletin is a compilation of announcements by the Meteoritical Society's Meteorite Nomenclature Committee of newly described and classified meteorites. Several conventions are followed in this document. Shock classifications conform to the scheme of Stöffler et al. (1991). The scale of Wlotzka (1993) is used to describe weathering grades, except as noted. For chondrite groups, petrologic types, shock stages, and weathering grades, slashes (e.g., H5/6) indicate transitional assignments. Hyphens in petrologic type assignments for chondrites (e.g., H5-6) indicate the range of types observed in breccias. Group names such as "L(LL)" indicate uncertain assignments, with the less probable group in parentheses. The word "ungrouped" indicates that a meteorite can not be fit into existing classification schemes. The word "anomalous" is used if a meteorite can be assigned to an established class, but differs from other members of that class in a significant way. All italicized abbreviations refer to addresses tabulated at the end of this document
The following "Meteorites from North America" are from this version of the Meteoritical Bulletin and appeared in previous "Bobs Findings" articles.
I obtained classifications for all of the following meteorites, and then I submitted them to the Nomenclature Committee for name approval.
But only the ones in itlaics are the ones that I personally found:
Cuddeback Dry Lake 012
The topic of my next few articles will continue a series on California and Nevada Meteorites.
My previous articles can be found *HERE*
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