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 May 30
See Explanation. Click on image & download another image of this

Name of Nevada Meteorite: Primm (Clark County)
Classification: (H5 S2 W3 Fa 18.5) - Ordinary Chondrite

Credit: Image taken by Robert Verish, on January 3, 2000.

The above image shows one of the larger masses from the Primm strewn field after it was reconstucted.!
The finder of this strewn field, as well as the fragments depicted in this image, is Nick Gessler. Image taken on the 23rd of January 2000 at the finders residence.

This image shows that weathered chondritic stone fragments can be found in a variety of conditions and shades of color, all of which is dependent upon the local environment (specific conditions in the soil) at the find site. In this case the find locality is a dry lake.
Meteorite-recovery efforts are on-going at this locality. New fragments continue to be found. All new finds which appear unique (which look different from other Primm fragments) are being classified and cataloged, and will appear here in a future NvMetPOD!

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

(Scale: cube is 1cubic cm)

Tomorrow's picture: POSTPONED - until next month.

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