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 March 31
Name of Nevada Meteorite: NOT Formally Approved, YET - but a provisional name has been assigned.
Classification: (done by Planetary Studies Foundation) - Ordinary Chondrite ( L5 )!
Credit: Image taken by Robert Verish, on August 16, 2003.
The above image shows this find still in-situ.!
I just got back the classification for this find: Stony - Ordinary Chondrite ( L5 )!
With luck, this has the potential to be a new Nevada strewn field!
But, this image shows that weathered chondritic stones can be found in a variety of conditions and shades of color.
Nevertheless, I will continue my meteorite-recovery efforts at this locality, and to get classifications for any and all finds.
Given the above classification/weathering grade, this stone is a good candidate for 14C terrestrial age-date testing. Samples are available for just such a test.
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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