Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day [Month]

Previous "Pictures of the Day" can still be accessed at the NV Met PODs Archives!

The NEXT "Picture of the Day" will be POSTPONED until next month. I apologize for any inconvenience. But, in the meanwhile, I will continue to accept any images or photos of any Nevada meteorites for submission to "Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day". Your contributions are always appreciated.

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.

2004 January 30
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Name of Nevada Meteorite: NOT Formally Approved, YET - but a provisional name has been assigned.
Classification done by UCLA: Carbonaceous Chondrite ( CO3 )!

Credit: Image taken by Robert Verish, on January 6, 2004.

This meteorite was first found by Robert Verish (on 2002 November 30) with additional fragments being subsequently recovered by members of his Meteorite-Recovery Team. It has been classified as: CO3, Fa10.2-35.5, S1, W3 - - The Total Known Weight (TKW) is only 106.8 grams. Piecing these fragments together has met with very limited success. Like a "puzzle" with as many as 30% of its pieces missing, the majority of the fragments do not fit together. The type specimen at UCLA consists primarily of about a dozen of these small fragments.

Actually, after attempting to reconstruct the original meteorite from these fragments, it appears that there were two whole stones that originally fell and later weathered to form the cluster of ~30 surviving pieces found at this locality! Temporary numbers (NV021130D & NV021130E) have been assigned to these two partially reconstructed stones.

A 1 centimeter cube-scale can be seen to the right of the stone in this image.

(Scale: cube is 1cubic cm)

Tomorrow's picture: POSTPONED - until next month.

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