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":

AbstractThis 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 Updated 31st March 2004.

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

Franconia - not an "H4", but an (H5)

Mud Dry Lake

Red Dry Lake 022

Red Dry Lake 023


Roach Dry Lake 031

Rock Springs

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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