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 August 01-04
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Name of Nevada Meteorite: Bluewing 015 (provisional) - Actually, this is the 7th meteorite find made at Bluewing Flat,
and the 16th find from Nevada.

Credit: Image by finder, Paul Gessler, taken November 11, 1999.

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

Bluewing 015 (provisional) - Actually, this is the seventh meteorite find made at Bluewing Flat, Nevada
40 ~14.?' N, 118 ~56.?' W
Pershing County, Nevada, USA
Found 1999 November 04
Unclassified Equilibrated Ordinary Chondrite
A 18.792 gram (well-preserved) orange segment-shaped stone was found by Paul Gessler while he was searching for meteorites on Bluewing Flat.
This is the only image that I have for Bluewing 015 (the 7th Bluewing find).
Specimens: main mass, with finder (Gessler) .

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

(Scale: none)

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