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 25
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Name of Nevada Meteorite: Bluewing 012 (provisional) - Actually, this is the 4th meteorite find made at Bluewing Flat,
and the 14th find from Nevada.

Credit: Image by finder, Paul Gessler, taken November 04, 1999.

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

Bluewing 012 (provisional) - Actually, this is the fourth meteorite find made at Bluewing Flat, Nevada
40บ ~14.204' N, 118บ ~56.516' W
Pershing County, Nevada, USA
Found 1999 November 04
Unclassified Equilibrated Ordinary Chondrite
A 35.5 gram (weathered) stone was found by Paul Gessler while he was searching for meteorites on Bluewing Flat.
Specimens: main mass, with finder (Gessler) .

References:
(Personal communication with Nick Gessler, 2000).

(Scale: U.S. Silver Dollar - and in this image, Garmin 12 GPS, 14cm or 4.75in.)

Next week's pictures: more Bluewing finds


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