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 06
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Name of Nevada Meteorite: Bluewing 005 - Actually, this is the 9th meteorite find made at Bluewing Flat,
and the 18th 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 005 - Actually, this is the ninth meteorite find made at Bluewing Flat, Nevada
40 17.138' N, 118 56.794' W
Pershing County, Nevada, USA
Found 1999 November 04
L5 S1 W2 Fa 25.3+/-0.2%
A 5685.00 gram (80% relict fusion-crusted) stone was found by Paul Gessler while he was searching for meteorites on Bluewing Flat. It is paired to five other, smaller stones that were found a month later. Pairings were determined by visual examination by Alan Rubin (UCLA).
Specimens: main mass, with finder (Gessler) .

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

(Scale: none)

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