Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day

Discover the Solar System - right here in the Nevada desert! Each day a different image or photograph of a NEVADA meteorite will be featured, along with a brief explanation written by a meteorite-recovery expert.

2003 July 23
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Name of Nevada Meteorite: Bluewing 003 - Actually, this is the 2nd meteorite find made at Bluewing Flat,
and the 12th find from Nevada.

Credit: Image by finder, Paul Gessler, taken October 28, 1999.

Explanation:
Can't find the meteorite? Here's a hint - look down directly beside the driver-side front door for a small black rock.

The following is from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 86, (Table 3), 2002 September :

Bluewing 003 - Actually, this is the second meteorite find made at Bluewing Flat, Nevada
40 ~16.051' N, 118 ~56.858' W
Pershing County, Nevada, USA
Found 1999 October 28
L6 S3 W3 Fa 24.8+/-0.4%
Classification and analysis (A. Rubin, UCLA)
A 98.14 gram (60% relict fusion-crusted) stone was found by Paul Gessler while he was searching for meteorites on Bluewing Flat.
Specimens: type specimen, 17 grams, UCLA; main mass, with finder (Gessler) .

References:
Meteoritics & Planetary Science Vol.37 (Supplement), A157-A184, Table 3. (2002) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 86, 2002 September (mb86.pdf).

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Tomorrow's picture: 3rd Bluewing find


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